Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Finishing Projects..........

I have so many projects started, that I have lost count. I look at others blogs and wonder how you all get so much done and keep up with your posts. I am trying, but feel I am falling short. I work full time and know that other quilters also work outside the home. I am a nurse and find the job getting harder everyday as I get older every day! I am so happy to have quilting as an outlet for my stress. I am however, finding it hard to have enough energy to sew after an eight hour shift on my feet all day and the 90 minute commute.(sigh)

I know, I know.......I am feeling sorry for myself and boo-hoooing! But......does anyone out there find it hard to sew with deadlines(besides me)? My mother's birthday was the first of June. I decided to let her pick what she would like me to make her and she picked it out a few days before her birthday. I made sure she knew that it would not be done on her birthday, but was hoping that I would have it done within a week or so. Here it is July 20th, not done, but close. It is quilted and ready for the binding.

Next is a baby quilt that needs to be done by Saturday for the baby shower! I did work on both of these projects at Regina's cabin back in June, but they have been sitting in my sewing room since I got home. Well, needless to say, they will both be done by this weekend.

I however am feeling a bit down. Especially when I look at all the quilter's blogs out there and see how much everyone is accomplishing. As Regina keeps telling me "it is a hobby", and I know that. I will just keep looking at all your blogs out there and keep "panting" along! So quilters.....keep those posts coming and I will use them for my inspiration! On that note I am going to bed............SWEET QUILTING DREAMS!

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I feel your pain. I have many projects lined up but do my best work under pressure. I was making a baby quilt for a shower I was having and had to give up a few days before the shower. The quilt was pieced and partially quilted so I gave it anyway and took it back. I'm happy to say that it did get finished and is on its way back to the mom-to-be. Don't worry, someone once pointed out to me that we can give the same quilt several times. The idea, quilt top and then finished quilt! It all gets done in the end.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Yep....It's a hobby! Do it when YOU feel like it! Table topper looks great! Of course, I've seen those bears and they are too cute! Hang tuff!

Trish said...

Whenever I promise someone a quilt, I tell them it will be ready in a year. Yes, seriously, I give myself a full year! And it usually takes me six to nine months! But that means I only have to work on it when I feel like it! It is a hobby.... don't let it stress you out!

piecesofpatti said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I appreciate the words of wisdom and advice. I will try to enjoy and not let it stress me out! This is a HOBBY!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Patti,
Thank you so very much for expressing the same feeling that I feel so often. I will have to tell myself--this is a hobby--not something I have to make myself do when I am tired! So we can both sit back-relax-and enjoy our quilting!

Moneik said...

Your quilts look great Patti! It's definately supposed to be a relaxing hobby! I find that if I lay down and nap/rest/relax for an hour after I get home/after supper, I feel so much better. Once I get up and start sewing, I don't want to quit, but I always set a time limit, say 10 pm or when I finish this step. Otherwise I could go all night. I have so many projects started/bought for, that I could probably sew for a year and never buy anything. I just work on the priority projects and the others will get done when time allows.