Sunday, January 24, 2010

True Confessions

This quilt top is tedious. Piece by piece by piece.....but I am determined. I love the way it looks, I'm just not enjoying the process.

I laid out about 1/2 the quilt top and I want to get it pieced before Monday at 3. We have friends coming by to visit and while I don't mind if it's out when they come (and they certainly don't either), it's kind of like a small challenge I've given myself.

I've been sewing a row and stopping, having a cup of coffee, browsing through my quilting blog list, etc. So, it's slow going....and now Dear Hubby is up and I have some caregiving things to get done. It will be a challenge to get the last seven rows that are laid out sewn together, but I just can't sit and do it all at once. I'm having to pace myself so I don't get burned out on it. Has this ever happened to you??

We have a couple of days of friends visiting this week on Monday and Tuesday and then, Thursday, I'm heading out for a day trip to see my son and his wife. They bought a house Thanksgiving weekend, and I haven't seen it yet. I've never been to see where they live and where Dear Son works. They are only about 3 1/2 hours from us. Dear Younger Son will be home with Dear Hubby so Dear Younger Daughter and I can make this trip. And, our friend who sits with Dear Hubby will be here for several hours too.

Fortunately, the house is clean and just needs a broom, mop and vacuum run through it. Once these last seven row are done, I can hang them on a hanger and straighten up the sewing room..... I also need to make a dessert for Monday and Tuesday and I just can't find one that gets me all thrilled about it.

Maybe I'm feeling a bit blah in general this week???

I'm looking forward to the visiting and the trip, but I don't suspect that much sewing will get done this week. And, that's just fine.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your quilt is looking so beautiful. Just keep working at it little by little.

Jackie said...

For me, when it stops being fun I walk away. By doing that it's amazing how much more I seem to get done! Chip at it a little bit at a time. I think you're smart to take breaks. Enjoy your day trip and the visit with your friends!

Libby said...

What a great quilt - I think you are tackling it in just the right way.

Enjoy your visits this week - they sound like fun *s*

Shelley said...

Paula, you need to get out of the house and enjoy your break! Sounds like hubby will be in very capable hands and the break will rejuvenate! Take your camera because you never know where quilt inspiration will strike. I once did a bargello that gave me the same grief-loved the look but the process-tedious. I walked away for a couple of weeks, then came back and finished it in two days. Work on something else this week!:)

country mouse said...

That quilt is looking so great. I agree with the others, when it gets to be too much, take a break. I'm sure all those squares get to be overwhelming. I felt the same way about a scrappy triple Irish chain that I did. Just enjoy your trip and visiting and come back to the quilt when you're ready. I will be there, and when you're feeling refreshed it will probably be more enjoyable. Hope you have a great week!

Conni said...

As Elisabeth Elliot, one of my favorite authors, always says, "Just do the next thing"!!! Keep at's a beautiful quilt!

Shar said...

Oooooo it's gorgeous! It's going to be a beautiful quilt. I know exactly how you feel with "not enjoying the process" :)~

Cindy from "It's a Sew Sew Day..." said...

What a lovely quilt! It is so visually striking! Just keep piddling away at it and before you know it, it will be done! Enjoy your break!

The Tile Lady said...

It is absolutely stunning! But I understand about it being difficult to finish something when it isn't fun anymore.