Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I've been putting things off lately, "this has to wait until after the gathering." We had a family gathering on Friday. Then "it has to wait until the plane leaves." The plane left yesterday, and my daughter is now in back to school mode. It didn't hit me until mid-afternoon that she is on the other side of the world.
The "until" is over. Which means all the to-do things can now be done. Except that I don't want to.
There are all those unfinished quilts that want to be finished, and a car that wants to be pampered, and paper that wants to be recycled, a body that wants a new diet and exercise plan, a house that wants spring cleaned. And that long list of quilts to make that resides only in my brain likes to come out from time to time to make sure none of them are forgotten.
I don't have a recent photo to show you so I pulled one out from a year ago. Sigh, another unfinished project that is taunting me.
I was reading Kathleen Tracy's blog, and she mentioned that she was offering a free doll quilt pattern on the Fairfield batting website. You have to click on the picture to get the pdf. I figured that a simple nine patch doll quilt would be just the right medicine. (Please don't ask about any unfinished doll quilts - they will get done eventually.) A small quick project I can fit into my big quick Quilts for Kids projects.
I think the pioneer days ladies had it easy. They could look into their scrap baskets and look at the size of the pieces and use whatever they had. Now, we have to weed out our scraps that don't fit the mood or scheme we are using. Is this too bright? Too modern? Too whatever. I have to say that all of the fabric I chose is too wrinkled.
It's in the ironing pile.