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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Queen of Procrastination

No doubt I'm not quite normal! I love to quilt! I love to piece, I love to quilt, I love to make feathers . . so why do I put off the things that need to be done? I had this one quilt to be quilted. It's called "Heat Wave" and it has some snail's trail blocks and space in the border for feathers. I have put off quilting that quilt and I don't know why. I needed to quilt it when I started making the quilts for my great-nieces. Did I stop after they were pieced and quilt Heat Wave? No, I went ahead and quilted the quilts for my great-nieces. I went ahead and bound them! Did I stop there and quilt Heat Wave? NO! I made the X's and O's quilt. Then I loaded Heat Wave and started quilting it. I had two tops that have to be delivered tomorrow. They were both pantos and shouldn't be a problem to quilt . . unless I put them off til the last minute . . . which I did! It took me twice as long, if not longer, to quilt Heat Wave because, even after it was loaded and I loved how it was turning out, I still procrastinated. I finished quilting it last night, loaded one of the quilts for a panto. The plan was that I would get one finished before lunch, load the second one and get it finished tonight so I could get to bed early. Started quilting the first one and got side tracked . . how badly did I not want to quilt? It was fairly cool this morning so I pulled some weeds. OK . . enough of this. I have to get this quilt done. Came in, cleaned up and quilted for a while. Then I stopped and found something else I could use as a sidetrack - I cleaned the bathrooms. Chad usually cleans his own but I had some new cleanser and I was having so much fun, I cleaned his bathroom too. OK . . stop! Get this quilt done. I finally finished it about 2:30. Then the mail lady came. And, there was my fabric for the backing for the X's and O's quilt. I decided, even though I'm not going to quilt it right away, I'd go ahead and piece the backing. Got that done. Made myself get back to the quilting that has to be delivered tomorrow! I honestly thought about loading the X's and O's and quilting it . . knowing I'd miss the due date tomorrow for the other quilts. Thankfully I didn't let that happen! Got the second one loaded. But before I started quilting, I got sidetracked again. Let's see . . the windows haven't been cleand in a while. I cleaned the inside of the windows on the back side of the house. The outside cleaning will have to wait til the weekend. Back to quilting. This quilt has to be finished tonight. Made a few more rows and oh .. wait .. I think I'll make a pie. I have pears and I love pear pie. But Chad doesn't like pears so I'll make him a buttermilk pie. That's two pies I can make when I should be quilting. So, here it is almost midnight. Both quilts are finished . . way later than they should have been. We have two yummy pies, clean windows . . well, they're half clean, and clean bathrooms. Am I proud of myself? Not really! I must learn to stay on task and get things done and stop letting myself find other things to do! Judy L.

7 Comments:

  • Another ADD quilter!

    I tend to start a project, then start another one, or I'll be ironing and want to check something on the computer then I'll get into that and remember the iron is on.

    By Blogger Andrea, at 9/01/2006 01:55:00 AM  

  • Is there something about the Heat Wave quilt that you don't like? Maybe that's why you had a hard time quilting it.

    I multi task too. But I am working not to multi task when I have quilting time.

    By Blogger Sweet P, at 9/01/2006 04:02:00 AM  

  • I do the same thing-have been putting off doing the borders on the 1 hr challenge quilt even though I am anxious to have the top finished! At least you get something done while you are procrastinating-I did almost nothing.

    By Blogger Gail, at 9/01/2006 04:05:00 AM  

  • If you stuck to the plan and quilted the quilts until they were done, we wouldn't have had nearly as interesting a story! The main thing is that you met the deadline. Does it really matter how you got there? *VBS*

    By Blogger Norma, at 9/01/2006 05:23:00 AM  

  • as long as you made the deadline you're OK :-) Though I really wonder when cleaning the bathrooms rates above quilting....

    By Blogger quiltpixie, at 9/01/2006 05:46:00 AM  

  • Okay, cleaning a bathroom is fun. Interesting concept.
    I do the same thing when I have a quilt on the LA that doesn't thrill me-in fact, I'm doing it right now.
    You met your deadlines, that's the most important thing. Now you can focus on something fun-like cleaning the outsides of the windows! lol

    By Blogger EileenKNY, at 9/01/2006 05:59:00 AM  

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