Mental Housekeeping & Enlightenment

Hey there everyone! Another week is over and I’m in the midst of another Sunday housekeeping session in the studio. I find myself getting more and more behind every day. I recently professed (or whined rather) on twitter that I’ve come to the realization: what I want to accomplish and what I actually have time to accomplish are two entirely different things.

How’s that for some words of wisdom? It’s only taken me 30 years to figure it out.

I know, hardly world shattering, but I have always been the proverbial overachiever. I take way to much on my plate and think I can “eat it all” and prolifically produce quilt history. Yeah, right! (hey, who said that?)

That also goes for my real eating habits, but enough about that!

What starts as good intentions and positive thinking ultimately results in disappointment and self disciplining “I told ya so” speak. Enough is enough!

The coffee pot is pouring out an unending supply of caffeine refreshment and I shut myself in today to thoughtfully tear through my backlog of bee blocks (sorry quilty pals – ducks to avoid thrown pebbles), piece 2 more blocks for the P2 Modern Solids Quilt Along, and reflect on the 9 or so large quilting commitments I’ve made in the last year. Soon to be 10 or 11.

So far so good! The quilt along blocks are finished. The tutorials are being written next, and I’ve managed to work my way through several bee packages. Yippee!

I’m on the right track … for now.

In my effort to simplify and focus on this blog and the design company Charlie and I founded, I’ve sworn off all new bees for an entire year. There will be no sign ups for me this time around. Feel free to send me invitations, but don’t take it personally if I don’t join. I love all my quilting buddies equally, but once my current bees have buzzed their last, I’m out of the hive till further notice.

Now, how to go about getting all these P2 quilts made and decide what I should leave be and/or take on … that’s going to need more thought.

Boy, it’s going to feel so good to be caught up!