Thursday, June 16, 2011

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

That's what the mister always tells me when I'm facing a big project that seems never ending or overwhelming. The point is if you just take it one manageable piece at a time you can accomplish anything.

This weaving project is the epitome of that saying.

It seemed so daunting when I started that first lonely little row- I had so much more to do! Even a dozen or so rows in it felt like this project was going to be huge.

But I put that thought and of my mind. Instead I've been picking this up each evening to weave a few rows before I turn in for the night. And look-

I'm a quarter of the way done!

Now that I have some built up I can really see how the colors are starting to mix and line up with each other to form patterns. I love watching that random aspect unfold before my eyes.


  1. Seems like that elephant is going down well!
    Weaving is the next thing on my list of stuff to try, and I love what you've got so far. Pretty! :)

  2. I love these colors you are using!

  3. Thank you ladies! I love to read both your comments. I'm so happy you both took the time to leave them!!!

    Lisbonlioness- I can't wait to see your weaving project. I know you were also a big fan of Pam's tutorial!

    Which is here if anyone is interested and missed my other posts linking to it-

  4. It's an elephant inside a weaving project, obviously :) [says a fan of The Little Prince]

    It looks like it takes a lot of time and patience. Personally I wouldn't go through the whole process if I had to do this frame. But what can't be cured must be endured, right:)

  5. Thanks for leaving a comment Kookie. I like that- what can't be cured must be endured. I've never heard that before.

    The weaving project is fun- and relaxing... but the idea of it being so big seemed daunting until I took the "elephant approach". You have more restraint than I do... my eyes are usually bigger than my abilities when it comes to crafting- LOL.

  6. I would NOT say that your eyes are bigger than your crafting abilities! Time available - well maybe! But you are taking it slow and not in a hurry to finish so you will get there.

    I love the emerging pattern and color play too. Always my favorite part.

    Thank you so much for sharing your progress on this gigantic piece! I will stick to my little 8x10's!


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