Monday, May 23, 2011

I should follow my own advice...

so I wouldn't be so tired and sore today. Okay there was a brief sunny respite yesterday and I worked in my garden trying to squeeze a week of planting and weeding and pruning into a few hours. Fairly successful, but incredibly beat. Got nothing else accomplished -

Missed posting a sampler yesterday because of exhaustion and the fact that I couldn't revive my old laptop long enough to free up a picture or two. New laptop is in transit - can't wait. Hope to catch up later this week.

I HAVE to work on my wonky butterfly quilt. This needs to be totally finished and in Columbus (thank goodness it is only 90 miles away) between June 7- 10. There always comes a time in a project where the novelty wears off and the work remains. That is where I am at. I love the quilt but I really want to work on other things and if I hadn't submitted this for the NQA show I would blithely put it aside and start something new. I can't do that now.

I always tell my boys to plan ahead, don't over do it but do I follow my own advice - ahem..... not really. So I need to buckle down and get it finished. I still need to get the outside butterfly border finished and since my actually measurements don't jive with the measurements on the graph paper layout, some fudging is in order. Off to the sewing machine!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. You've got to garden (work outside) whenever the weather allows especially if you've had a very cool, gray, rainy spring like we have in Oregon - I too am tired and sore - outside today from 8am-2pm! I need a Garden Sherpa like Martha!

  2. I've been there with many quilts.....just push through it! I know it's not easy but you will be so glad when you are done! I came so close to stopping on the quilt I posted about today that I entered in a quilt show a few years ago. I'm glad I didn't!

  3. That gardening can be hard work. I know because I've got some sore muscles from this weekend.

    And I know what you mean about your quilt. I'm facing the same thing with one I'm working on. Can't seem to get enthusied about working on it and it's holding me off from moving on to something else because I feel guilty doing that.


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