I really do admit -or should I say confess, I am crazy. I know that FOCUS was a word I wanted to embrace this year. But , I am realizing that it is not necessarily a lack of focus. I am very focused on this whole thing of wanting to be good at something. Obsessed would be a better word. I think the problem lies in my underestimating the amount of time I have in a given day. And overcommitting. When I say I am going to do something, I do . Even if it kills me. Well, I have a little confession. I might have done it now.
I really, truly promised myself that I wouldn’t overcommit. But, I did. I signed up for two online courses.They just happened to be at the same time. One starts today and the other February 1st. It truly could have worked but I had this over the top exciting sale of a quilt.
And then, the quilt I am being paid to complete- my machine threw up oil all over the back of the quilt.. I have never had that happen. Maybe it was me being careless. But then it continued to have problems. It will join other sick machines in the sewing machine hospital. Seems like it happens every time I need to complete a project with a deadline. I will talk to the dealer about a more reliable machine. It took me hours to rip out the stitching to get the back off, wash the back and be ready to begin again. Who ever thought that machine quilting could be traumatic? If this kind of thing continues, I will look at long arm machines. Never thought I would say that but…I am reaching the limit with domestic machines that just keep having problems. Oh the new one I bought in the fall-that’s in the shop already, too. I can’t even explain this to people so sorry to confuse you. One dealer told me it was because I sew too much. :). I thought that’s what they made them for, right?
A little completed project to keep my sanity. I know I owe some friends postcards but since they waited so long they will get little quiltlets.
|Morning Winter Sunrise
Well-I’m off to the sewing machine store. Be creative, my friends!