Friday, February 3, 2012

Success Depends On Your Perspective

I was starting to feel a tad down on myself because the urge to stitch seems to have abandoned me for a bit and this is FIUF, after all.  But, I said to myself, what else (if anything) have I managed to accomplish this fine Friday?  On that note, I give you my Non-Quilty version of Finish It Up Friday...

*I changed out the toilet seat in the front bath (hey, it's the little things, okay?)

*I walked 2 miles before picking up the Co-Defendants

*The dishwasher's emptied, the house is clean and the laundry's done...look quick 'cause it won't last

Which means I'll now have time to sew this weekend, guilt-free...and there's a ton of sewing to be done.  I keep a running list in my head of all the WIPs I want to complete hopefully before I die by year's end.

*Co-Def 1's airplane quilt

*Handquilting Mary Ellen's Sunflowers

*My obnoxiously colored placemats

Not to mention the Civil War quilt I haven't even started for my Dad.  I'm trying not to sweat it because it's a self-imposed deadline which in and of itself is just ridiculous.  Hopefully by this time next Friday, I'll have something fiber-related actually finished but for now, I'll be happy with what I've accomplished and call it good!  I'm linking up to Amanda Jean at crazymomquilts

Happy quilting, y'all!


  1. Looks like you're off to a very good Friday (even if its not as much in the quilting dept. as you'd like-- but its the weekend now!) I agree about the little things-- they can really make you feel like you've accomplished something. You have some great projects in the works there!

  2. I hope the weekend of sewing goes well for you. I admire that you stuck with what needed done. Now you can sew!

    Last week I read somewhere about someone stopping house work for 15 minutes every hour to sew. Thursday I thought I would try it. I TRIED to stop at X:45 and go to my sewing room. Then I would leave when the clock chimed the hour.

    That didn't work so well for me. I had to run to the basement and put in a load of laundry before I sat down. Burning up some of my sewing time.

    After three hours I had the upstairs cleaned (including windows and baseboards) and decided the downstairs was gettting dusted and vacuumed and calling it good. I close my eyes when I go to the basement!

    The nice thing about those WIPs is they give you something to look forward to on days you can't plan anything new.

    1. Geez, it takes me 15 minutes just to get my schmit together to get ready to sew..I don't think that'd work for me either. I think the walk I took gave me the energy to get the housework done. God's way of telling me to excercise more? Maybe, 'cause it certainly helped!