7/22/09

Slow down...

On the one hand, I want to take my time and get everything right. On the other hand, I have to rush to finish every project, especially when I think someone is waiting on me.

I've been rushing my way through the Indian Orange Peel quilt and have gotten way ahead of my mentor. My excuse was that she was cutting the fabric and then sending it to me and I wanted to get it back to her as quick as possible so I wasn't slowing down her progress. And, the day I started, she was way ahead of me and I wanted to get caught up. But, those are just excuses. Sydney got sick, and because of computer problems, I couldn't work from home, and my Mom came to town and I was uncomfortable, so I sewed. And, I sewed, and sewed, and sewed. And, before I knew it, I was almost finished with the sections and my mentor sent me the message (through Rob, our mule because he carries stuff back and forth between us) to slow down so she could catch up.

Okay. I can do that. So, I packed up all the strips of fabric I had used part of and sent them to her and I moved back to the Cmas applique quilt I was working on before we started this. And, in my usual speedy fashion, I whipped out all the applique pieces for a house block last night and am ready to start applying them to the background.

OCD, it's for me! Can't stop. Gotta work. Gotta work fast until the project is done. Can't leave anything unfinished, because I might lose interest. And, once I've lost interest in a project, it's doomed!

Take care and have a great Wednesday. We're half way through the week. This weekend, I have to take the car to the shop. YIKES! See ya'. Lane

5 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

I get stress out and then I just have to have a big project to work on, I think it is for distraction and what better way to be distracted from stress than to quilt? How is that Featherweight doing?

ShelleyK said...

If you want stuff to do, you're more than welcome to cut fabrics for my next quilt. I hope your car can get fixed cheaply!

Becky said...

Well, I was cool with you hurrying on the Orange Peel......I can't wait! But since I am having to learn patience sitting around here on my bum-bum till my back gets better, I will add this to the list of waiting stuff.

CapLady-Molly said...

Don't you just hate it when it's either the sewing machine or the car in the shop. It's always something getting fixed. Take care and take a deep breath every once in a while.

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, how I yearn to be more like you! I'm so pokey. I love that you are so quick - more photos for us to look at sooner!