Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Getting Started

In Gaelic we have a proverb: "Se obair latha toiseachadh", roughly translated it means "starting a job, is a day's work in itself". Yesterday I decided to get started on my Gallery shop order, got all the colours of tweed together, materials, tools, etc, by which point it was almost time to pack up and make the dinner! However, I'd made all my colour choices, and by the end of the day I'd cut out all the pieces, pinned them together, ready to start. So there's a lot of truth in that saying - starting a job IS the biggest hurdle!

Anyway, today I'm ready to get stuck in - which feels quite good. The boys are on their October hols, but I'm not! (I had my October break a bit early this year!) Just means we can be a bit more relaxed though and if we fancy a jaunt into town, then we'll just down tools and scoot off! Although I don't want to spend too much time on my laptop while the boys are about this week, I will try and pop in and report on 'tweedieness' back on the croft, in the usual way. Horsing on with some 'Tweedie' Matryoshkas now!

Cheerio an Drasda :)

7 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

What a fab proverb and oh so true! I have been putting off some writing work so I'm off to get on with it now!

florcita said...

It is true... one hs to think things over before just jumping on to the task. When Im day dreaming or just lazy, and people ask what dont I get off my behind, I will answer that "there is a proverb in gaelic.....":)

june at noon said...

So true. The prep is my least favorite part and sometimes actually causes me to put off starting something, even when it's a project I'm excited about. We need to hire prep assistants. ;)

janet said...

Hello Alison..can't wait to see your Matryoshkas(must admit I don't know what that is) but I am sure yours are wonderful ;-)..ok stop laughing at my craft ignorance!

Jennifer Rose said...

I couldn't even try to pronounce that lol

the boring parts are done now, on the fun parts :)

Leah said...

That proverb is so, so true. I always find that the first step is the hardest.

Tweed + Matryoshkas = Bliss. Can't wait to see them properly

{kimmymade} said...

That proverb is so SPOT-ON for me, procrastinator of outsized proportions!