4/27/10

I Live In A Halfway House

Notice my halfway finished quilt.

Halfway finished cushions (well, I am still deciding on colors
but these are probably my fabric choices).

A halfway finished painting for Ruby's room.

A halfway clean workspace. Okay, so it's not quite halfway clean but it's been worse! I've got important company coming this weekend (hi, Dad!) which always motivates me to get projects finished. We'll see what happens!

Do you live in a halfway house, too?

xoxo,
Rachel

66 comments:

Amanda said...

Don't feel bad, I live in one too.

Miss Anne said...

i do indeed.

heyjenrenee said...

i live in a 'quick, shove that stuff in a closet' house. :)

Erin said...

That's the story of my life. I feel your pain.

Violet said...

I live in a "we're moving again, time to pack up," house. Half unpacked forever? Yuck! Life is good, though. No complaints here.

Carol Anne said...

My home is always a halfway house. I think it annoys my husband but I can't do just one project at a time with my attention span! :)

sandra pope said...

somedays I feel like my entire life is halfway...
but yes, halfway house agreed!
xoxo

Toni Brockliss said...

1/4 ways.

:)

I just move my piles around so it looks like I have done something.

K. Davis said...

I'm sooo feeling your halfway living!! That's the story of my life lately!

Melody said...

Yep, except mine is more like a quarter-way house most of the time. LOL, I think that's the life of a multi-crafter. ;-)

happy owl said...

oh my,
with two small boys. My house is always half-way clean.
xo

Crissy said...

halfway indeed, that is how my life feels about 95% of the time!

Sarah said...

I'm in a not-quite halfway house. Maybe quarterway house. Yep. But with tons of supplies! Lots of supplies, very little action...

Thrifted Treasure said...

At least yours is HALFway, mine is about one-tenth-way!!! All your projects look lovely :-)

alyssa said...

Oh I am glad to know I am not the only one, and very very truthfully am a halfway house!!! Every project I start, it seems I don't finish anything in a timely manner. Unless of course someone is coming over, then I hurry up and finish anything in sight! :)

susannahbean said...

My house looks the same! Such pretty things in yours though...

xoxo,
susannahbean

Angela said...

haha I totally know how that is. We've got one room we shove all that stuff in... I really need to tackle it this summer. It's a little scary!

Ashley Yazzie said...

Yes!
But/I'll/get/to/the
other/half/soon!

Rachel said...

I always feel i'm the only one in my family with a not-so-neat-house, but on the web there are more like me. Pfew!

Sal said...

ah i'm glad to see i'm not the only one! :)

Sharon said...

me too:) it just means you have so much creativity spilling out that is cant be contained or finished!

Faith said...

oh yeah! I feel ya! I'm living in a slightly more than half-way un-packed house! My mom is {hopefully!} coming this week to help me finish this week! :)

Hannah B. said...

I most definitely live in a halfway house... I'm so glad I'm not the only one! But I too have company coming this weekend so tomorrow is crazy cleaning lady day :)

dntjdgjstlstn said...

Halfway clean/done for me is a huge accomplishment. :D

April said...

Yes, yes I do. I'm horrible at finishing anything.

Mandy said...

We most definitely live in a halfway house - or maybe even a quarterway house ;) There always seem to be projects in the middle of completion, but family coming is always a good motivator!

Teresa said...

My house is in a constant state of remodeling. I am never motivated to clean since its always ruined with drywall or mudding dust or dirty boots, etc.

Someday, someday it will be clean. And then kids will arrive :)

Jingle said...

Yup! I actually posted my half way finished dolls on my halfway cleaned desk today! LOL!

sassypackrat said...

I also live in one. Am so used to it now not sure how to not live like that!

Tameeka said...

Oh Rachel This most definitely is what my house looks like at the moment. I am getting very excited about lots and lots of things and projects and starting them and moving on to the next thing and then the next - I finally learnt to sew on the weekend so that is the current one ... oh dear me.
I think a "get it done day" is in order for me soon.

Meeks xo

Laurie Anne said...

our home is either always 3/4 or 1/4 way done :) it's how we roll...

Good Girls Studio said...

Always, but in a glass half full kinda way :)

alyssa johns said...

yes! i am currently halfway packed, halfway moved, halfway creating, and halfway crazy!

alyssa johns said...

yes! i am currently halfway packed, halfway moved, halfway creating, and halfway crazy!

tracey-leigh [...tl xo] said...

halfway to finished but then i get bored & start all over again!!
:}

Erin said...

The cushion fabric choices are lovely! We live in a mostly 1/2 way done house. All it takes is one visitor coming and we get motivated to finish a lot of our on going projects.

amy lapi said...

LOL! yes i live in a halfway house :)

Tracy said...

love your cushion fabric choices...what is the name of your blue fabric choices...love them!!

Footin said...

I too must admit I live in a halfway house. My mom always told me that is because I am an artist. So many ideas that just writing them down does not suffice. I have to at least start them to do them justice...Now if only I could finish them all in a timely fashion...that wouldn't be me though. :)

Pinkzombies said...

i used to be in a half way house, i would say my studio is ALWAYS pending something to be complete. A artists work is NEVER done.

Allyson said...

Oh yeah, I definitely live in a halfway house. And moving every year doesn't help.

hollysarah said...

you better believe it!
not only do I live in a "halfway finished projects" house, I live in a halfway unpacked house too, so I can't even find these halfway finished projects if I wanted to! (without a lot of other mess being made)
so, I'm glad you posted this, I'm not alone. :P

Windsor Grace said...

I don't know if my house can even be deemed half way. Maybe like one quarter.

G-girl said...

Creativity will do that to your house, but would you have it any other way? I wouldn't.

cococricketsmama said...

omg, super love that blue mirror frame and dress, and yes, I think most crafty people live in a halfway house. I don't mind, gives me something to do in my free time (which is hardly ever...)

Meg said...

that quilt is so pretty!! i try to focus on one project at a time, but it is no easy feat!

Little Gamine said...

Are you kidding? I'm a halfway girl!
Half of my sewing projects are almost finished, I only work half as much hours as I should. And half of my tattoos are are half-way finished. My co-workers call me half-ass!!

Jennifer's Junky Life said...

You're definitely not alone. I, too, live in a halfway house. At least, after reading this, I know why I'm half-crazy.

I can't remember if I've commented before or not, but I love your blog. It's always inspiring.

~ Jennifer

Amie said...

I think I live in more of like a one-quarter way house. Nothing's done. I start working on things and then start working on something else and then another, until everything is up in the air and nothing is completed. Art is the worst felon of this, but I'm also dealing with it in the cleaning and decorating department.

Oh, and for the couch pillows - the two blueish ones on the right look awesome!

zarah said...

we should start a club...
your halfway home is just so lovely, though :)

D R E W said...

um, YES! i bet i have 4-5 halfway completed knitting projects!

charismagic said...

Always! My idea of 'tidy' is to put stuff into piles at the edges of the room ;)

kiki comin said...

sometimes i even wish it was a halfway house. mine is more like a quarter-way.:)

Michelle said...

he he. Oh my goodness. I'm glad I'm not the only one! :) You're too cute! Although, I think mine might be a 1/4 house. lol...

Heather said...

Your halfway finished painting looks lovely! :)

melissa :) said...

clever, clever title for this blog post!!! i'm not even sure my house could even be considered a 10%-of-the-way house!!!!! good luck with tying up all those loose ends :)

Mandi said...

haha! I totally do. Even the stairs are halfway completed. It's getting a bit out of control...

sewshesews said...

No worries, I live in a 1/8th house. Someday when the kids are older it will be easier......right?

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

i feel the same! glad to know im not alone. :)
-kellie

lisaroy said...

doesn't everyone? :)

the whyte's said...

oh, my. i love that you speak my language. :) cannot wait to see the outcome of the bench. it's going to look beautiful with either fabric choice!!

emily said...

You know, I was just looking around my house yesterday wondering how yours always stayed so nice looking...nice to see that there are some spots that are "halfway" just like mine ;) Thanks for sharing!

metamorphosis said...

I think halfway is my middle name at the moment, but I guess that have to be ok sometimes to?

Jennifer said...

me too!

lexisworks said...

We just bought a house last week and must remove wallpaper from from 4 rooms. We will be in a half way house for awhile. Plus the studio will need coast of inspiring pait.

Jessica said...

I do as well. I try to lessen it by saying I won't start other projects until I finish current ones, but then I end up getting excited about something new. My laundry is almost always half-way done. Sigh;.