Monday, February 10, 2014

What If?

For me, getting ready for a quilt retreat takes WAY longer than it should. (I have the same problem packing for a vacation.) It is like I have quilting Attention Deficit Disorder. I am pulled in every direction about what things to take with me--should I take one of my MANY UFOs, should I take the embroidery piece I'm working on, should I take my hexagon project, should I take my latest art quilt. I always think I don't want to drag my machine along; but when I get to the retreat, I always regret that decision. SO...I have spent the last couple of days getting things together.

I cut out pieces for a flannel rag quilt for my three year old granddaughter. (I am making each of the grandchildren, who don't already have a quilt from me, a quilt for their birthday this year.)

I cut pieces for some blocks for my latest scrap quilt. I pinned the pieces for each block together. I'm hoping to get several of those blocks done.

I'm also taking my latest art quilt. I'm hoping to get some more hand quilting done on that piece.

For good measure, I'm taking my hexagon project along. (Oh, did I mention that I am delusional about what I can actually get finished during the retreat?)

I never know what I might want to work on. I have decided to call my "disorder" the "What If Syndrome"--what if I want to work on my scrap quilt, what if I want to do hand work, what if I get tired of working on my art quilt, what it I feel like machine piecing, what if I want to cut out a project, what if, what if, what if...

Do you have "What If Syndrome" too?



Lisa at Greenbow said...

I get a dreadful case of "what if" when I pack for a trip. Have a good time. I can see that you won't run out of things to do.

MariQuilts said...

I absolutely have the same problem.....I turn into a chicken with my head cut off, running in every which direction!!!!