Have you ever been in the middle of something and then POOF you drop it for something that has a higher priority. Quilters do this all the time; it’s how we end up with so many UFO’s. For me, that happened last week. I had completed a quilt top and was in the middle of pressing it when I realized the baby I was going to make a quilt for was going to turn one this month. Originally this was going to be a baby shower gift and then a Christmas gift. If I didn’t do it NOW, I would have this lovely collection of pastels and no baby to make a quilt for.
Off I went to the quilt shop to buy my background fabric. Apparently I used the original background fabric for something else, but for the life of me I cannot remember what. Perhaps I had never bought it in the first place. I spent some time embroidering the blocks over the weekend. Today I cut and pieced the lattice and cornerstones. One small border and it will be ready to quilt. I have 10 days; I’m right on track.
My life is a lot like my quilting habits. Do you ever do the pin ball game when you’re cleaning? This is how it works. You start in the bedroom, find something that doesn’t belong there, take it to the kitchen, clean the counter, find something that doesn’t belong there, take it to the family room, etc. By the end of the day, you have been running around your home picking up and cleaning and have nothing to show for it. I’m like that when I talk too. I start talking about one subject, which makes me think of another topic, and off I go.
It is time for me to focus. This will not be an easy task, but I’m always up for a challenge. If I want to reach my goal of completing a project a month, I must commit to one project at a time. Ok, maybe that IS asking too much.