Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sometimes, Life gets in the way...

We all plan things, life, or try. Some of us plan more than others (yeah, me--why I do project management.) In the project planning world we have contingency plans, reserves, "buffers"; in life these are illnesses, family crises, friend crises, personal crises. Under the clock in my sewing room (visible from the sewing machine) is a reminds me that there are rarely plans that don't need revising.

And a wonderful dear lady- Clare Rice Dreyer- who runs a most wonderful program called -Starting Over Success-set a wonderful self talk that reminds me not to "should" myself. You've got to go through her seminar to fully appreciate the impact of that "simple" act.

That being said I have a pile of stuff cut and staged to sew, and the borders are finally on the Row x Row quilt top. With the wider sashings and extra borders she comes out to 97" x 97" My current, and still in use Christmas quilt is 23 years or so old, so I think she could use a bit of respite with the addition of a helper. Our Christmas quilts are also used as "sick day" quilts, because they are tied and have high loft in them for snuggling (and tent building of course.)

The quality control inspector in the back that you can see that was so diligently "helping me lay it out, measure and take pictures is Sushi. The one you can't  see is Lilo-she has run off with the tape measure.... Here they were a few hours ago being angels.
Sleeping behind dads recliner on their pillow.
Hope you are all progressing on your Christmas projects, I am not behind (I planned for the expected delay stuff), but I would sure rather have more done. Might help if I quit adding projects, but that just wouldn't fit in my life right. There are 89 days until Christmas!