I was whining today to Keith that one of the things I miss is getting together with family on holidays. He’s heading out in the morning – to Tampa and then on to Denver and won’t be home until Friday so I’ll be on my own. I hope you guys have some fun plans for tomorrow!
I’ve made a good start on my to do list for the week. I finished binding and labeling another HeartStrings quilt, this one a top donated by Fran that I quilted with “my” hearts; pin basted and started hand quilting the new doll quilt (I know it’s kind of boring but I love simple scrappy quilts); loaded another donation quilt on the longarm; and machine stitched the binding on the Purple Project #2 quilt – I’ll hand stitch it down over then next night or two.
As I was loading the top tonight on the longarm I wondered how the rest of you deal with tasks that you tend to procrastinate on. I was sitting there pinning and telling myself that I *had* to finish piecing the blocks for the Half String Hearts this week before I allowed myself to do more quilting on the doll quilt. I guess that’s a remnant of my upbringing – finishing the chores before allowing myself to do something fun.
Starting and finishing are my two favorite things about quilting – its the stuff in the middle I have to discipline myself to finish.