…..about how overwhelmed I have been feeling lately. Too many projects on the go. Way to much laundry, the ironing mounting up, a kitchen that is run like a resturant of late as meals seem to be eaten on the run, Ashley working long hours and Elise snowed under with homework. Not to mention a hormonal near teenager and an eight year old boy who thinks he can get away with everything if he smiles nicely at Mum. And dare I mention the Block of the day which I love but which are also biting into the little sewing time I have at the moment.
My Block a Day for today is done – tomorrows is a nightmare but I will worry about that tomorrow. I’m feeling a bit guilty in that while I am enjoying the BAD’s I am getting a bit sick of being tied down to them each day. I admit I’m reluctant to just pick out the blocks I like as I think I would just pick the easier ones and while trying all of them I am learning heaps. On the other hand to abandon the project now seems to be the easy way out. Decisions, decisions. I am consoling myself with the fact I have managed to do five months worth of blocks which averages out at approx 150 blocks – lots of quilts when you add them all together so if I did abandon/postpone the effort for a while I will have done well. I’m the sort of person though who when I make a commitment I feel really guilty if I don’t carry through with the whole commitment as I said I would. Opinions please!
Then there is the two quilts that are works in progress. One is Bonnie’s Boxy Stars. It’s all done apart from two borders then it can be quilted. Half an hours work at most to finish it and instead where is it……languishing on my sewing table half buried by a mountain of things that should be put away.
I have also been working on a quilt for a friends birthday. The main part is done just a plainer border to add then a fancier border which will probably just be square of fabrics joined together. It has come out really well – predominately 1930’s fabric and I’m hoping she will love it – I know I do….lol. Again a few hours work and it’s done and there is a deadline date for this one so I must finish it.
The Home Circle quilt has nearly all the binding hand sewn down – I want to finish that tonight if I can as now the frosts are coming it’s cold in bed!!!
No more complaining however. I have grounded myself once again and I feel fantastic. The sun is shining. The was a frost first thing but now it’s quite warm. All the washing is done and will, apart from Jeans, be dry by the time I bring it in. The ironing was done last night. The meals situation still hasn’t resolved itself but thank heavens for the crockpot…vbg. I have been out and weeded the few remaining weeds in the enclosed garden which my bedroom window looks onto. I have swept the concrete under the newly roofed pergola and dreamed about the outdoor setting I would like to put out there – something along the lines of really comfy chairs and a couch for afternoon snoozes. I listened to the birds sing and watched my dogs sleep in the sun. Even my morning cuppa was spent on the swing seat enjoying the sunshine. Now I’m off to the sewing room to try and finish or at least find the parts to a work in progress and make some progress on it.
Tomorrow is another day.