Quilting Attention Deficit Disorder (QADD). I swear it is a real thing. Just look at that table. Oh wait, while it a table, it used to be our pool table. So, needless to say, I have so many projects going on that I got absolutely nothing accomplished the entire week.
Currently, my daughter is on the swim team, which involves practice 4 out 5 nights a week. Then there are the swim meets that are on the weekend. This past weekend on Saturday at 5am we had to leave to spend the entire day at the pool. Totally exhausting. I have concluded, when I have a lot going on in my personal life, I can’t seem to concentrate on getting anything done in my sewing room.
I worked on this and that, but could not concentrate on anything. I need to finish my block #10 for I wish you a Merry quilt along, but only managed to get part of it cut out. I did some quilting in the ditch (which I did not like) on a table topper that has been sitting around a while. While I was at the swim meet I did some hand work (EPP), but forgot my thimble and quit when my fingers started hurting. I cut out pieces for a poinsettia table topper that I really did not need to start. Oh yes, and I started making a quilted bag (it is the blue blob in the photo). Something else I did not need to start. I have a pile of Christmas Fabric that I wanted to make a table topper out of (leftover from my Jingle bell tree). Have not figured that out yet. And I am working on a secret project that I can’t talk about, in case any of the recipients read my blog (wishful thinking).
And, Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away. The only plus side to that is a couple of days off, which I totally need. But it also beings about anxiety. I will need to clean off that pool table in case we have guests that might actually want to play pool? seriously who wants to play pool when we could be playing with fabric? Apparently I am alone with those thoughts in my home. So, I have to prepare to have a smaller work area for a few weeks. I will need to cut a bunch of stuff so I can just sew.
I feel like such an idiot. So, I was working along about six weeks ago, quilting away. I was going way outside my comfort zone on this one. Then, I suddenly noticed a huge mistake. I have no idea how I could have overlooked something so glaring as this. Do you see it? OMG, I was so mad at myself that I put this quilt away and refused to look at it. This kind of careless stuff frustrates me so very much. I have no one to be mad at but myself. I have come to the decision that one of my alternate personality is not to bright. I should name her. I opt for Ninny (AKA Nincompoop).
In case you didn’t notice, there are 3 camels in a row. Just saying that, makes me mad. ARGHHHHHH. What was I thinking? I looked at this over and over and managed to miss this? Jeez.
Anyway, I should still finish it, even if it is just for quilting practice. The quilting is about half completed. I have decided to make it my One Monthly Goal for November. I plan to complete it including the binding and then hide it for eternity. Ho Hum…
Well, I this is new to me. Seems like a really good idea. I have had much success with the One Monthly Goal. I am hoping that this one will give some extra incentive to get projects done. I have ambitiously put 6 projects on here. Yikes! I hate to lose, so I hope I can get them all finished along with the 10,000 other projects I will start along the way. If you are interested in Participating, Please go to She Can Quilt.
So, for Quarter 4 I am going to finish the following:
#1 Flannel Baby Quilt – Needs quilting and Binding.
#2 Safari Baby Quilt – Needs quilting finished and Binding
#3 – The Ugly Quilt – Needs quilting and Binding. Jeez, I hope I can stand it. still Might have to change something on this in order to tolerate it.
#4 Zipper Quilt – Needs quilted and Binding.
#5 The Fourth and Final Dog Bone Dresser scarf. This is an EPP project and is partly pieced. I am so tired of these, since it is the fourth one I have done. Ughhh. The last one is taking forever.
#6 – Table Topper that has been laying around for quite some time. Needs borders, quilting and binding.
So the local quilt shop to me, Red Rooster Quilts, is having a tent sale today and tomorrow. They are selling all their quilt and quilt tops tops and had them displayed along the fence. It is just a beautiful site.
I bought nothing. How crazy is that? I am trying very hard not to buy things I don’t specifically need to complete something. Although that rarely stops me. Since I am in the shop a lot because it is about two miles form what I work, I had already seen most of the stuff they were selling at the tent sale in the store. It had been discounted for a while. Nothing called to me, so I just picked up my free bi-weekly quilt block and wandered up and down viewing the quilts/quilt tops.
Just wanted to share the beautiful photos and make sure any of my local Columbus friends were aware that there was a Quilting Tent Sale. Have a great weekend!
I certainly have gotten brave in a fairly short time with my quilting. Not only did I put pebbles in the sand, but I did some thread painting on the palm trees. I am thinking that my alternate personality must be taking over again. She seems to be better and braver with quilting than I am. I should name her. I will have to think about that one.
I am finding that this quilt with all the quilting is quite time consuming. I don’t mind, especially since this is for my one day grandchild. I think about that while I am quilting it. My daughter, who is only 13, thinks I am totally crazy. But being an “Old” Mom, I worry about not being around when she has children. If she waits as long as I did, it could happen. I need to make sure that those grandkids have quilts from me whether I am here or not. While she thinks I am crazy now, I hope she apprecaites it some day, whether I am here or not.
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