...or why it takes me so long to accomplish anything.
I'm working on a long-overdue quilt back - piecing it from scraps, which seems to be the latest "thing" in the quilting world. Hey, I'm all about saving money and using up scraps, which, in theory, is supposed to thin out one's stash. However, for my somewhat Type A self, this requires me to exercise the creative side of my brain AND combine it with my nemesis - math. Both challenging. So in my world, this is akin to making two quilt tops: one with a pattern I can follow, which is my preference (the top side), and one without (the back).
More often than not, since I can't visualize things ahead of time, I put pieces together and then decide it doesn't look "quite" right, and only THEN I can visualize what I should have done differently. The dilemma - to "unsew" and fix, or decide it is "good enough" for a just a quilt back and move on. The over-thinking, Type A self says, "Redo it. You'll never be satisfied with it until you do." The more lazy (rebellious?) side says, "It is just a quilt back, for Pete's sake! It's not an heirloom piece. Let it go. It is fine!" That brings me to a standstill until I decide which inner voice is going to prevail. See why I never get anything done?
Can anyone else relate?
PS: This is all meant in fun. I have actually finished some projects lately - most less than perfect and perfectly enjoyable. I don't know why this particular quilt project is taking so long.
We're having unseasonably warm weather for December. I'm sure Christmas will be here before I know it! Hope this finds all of you well. I miss all the chatter that used to be so prevalent here. However, I realize I'm one of the last few remaining holdouts who doesn't have facebook.
And now I'd better get back to my quilt project. I'm determined to get it done TODAY!