Thursday, March 01, 2007

Feast or Famine

If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you might recall the “Great Quilting Slump of 2006”. LOL That slump is now completely gone (wasted so much time!!!!) and now I’m in full stitching mode and can’t sew fast enough. You all know that old cliché “so many projects, so little time” . Sigh!

We’ve had stressful days in our household since the first of the year but especially this past week and the only thing that’s keeping my heart happy is to sew. And, whoa have I been sewing!

The picture shows the beginning of my project with the 3” nine patches that I’ve been working on with Chocolat charm squares (prints and plaids). Oh, I’m loving this one! And, yesterday the little package arrived with my needed Picket Fence charm pack so I can finish my sixteen patch project – another one that I’m crazy about.

Now, I’m hanging my head in shame as well – BIG Sigh!

I have not made string blocks for Nancy as I promised – I will do it, Nancy, I’m sorry!

I signed up for the Siggie Swap with Cynthia and have not worked on those blocks and, of course, they are due this Saturday (obviously, I’m way too late to get them made and sent) I’m so ashamed as I’m usually very dependable but I’ve been self absorbed! How can I correct this HUGE faux pas!

I have two packages for winners of my 101st posting and those are still waiting to hit the post office. Gail and Cynthia you’ll have your surprise goodies very soon!

I have a package for Nadine that I need to finish assembling and there it sits!

I have not taken time to leave comments on so many blogs I visit on a regular basis, nor have I responded to the comments left on mine. You know I like to respond!

Needless to say my selfishness has caught up with me! It’s definitely “Feast or Famine” – I feel good cuz I’m sewing and I feel really, really bad cuz I’ve let some “friends” down.

So, while I’m hanging my head in shame!

On a happier note, I must wish a Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter – Kristie! (can she really be 32???? Oh my!) I’m so proud of her – she’s an incredible woman – a good wife and a wonderful mother to two super terrific boys, Seth and Eli. Happy Birthday, Sweetness!!!!

17 comments:

Patti said...

Boy, can I relate! It was all I could do to force myself to stop sewing my own projects long enough to make those swap blocks to send to Cynthia. The only reason I managed to do it is because I really wanted blocks back from everyone. And it's sure a good thing that I have only one customer quilt waiting - one that she doesn't care when it's finished. I've not even wanted to quilt my own - which must change since I need to finish a UFO soon to avoid paying a couple penalties. All I want to do is sit at my little featherweight and turn out pieced blocks. Or sit and appliqué. Going to work and focusing on my job has been close to impossible! But totally necessary of course. So I can sure relate!

Nadine said...

"What a diference a day makes ? 24 little hours... It's heaven when you find a QUILT on your doorway......."
Do you remember that song ? Well, sing it and don't worry, dear ! We are all so happy to see your new inspiring projects, and to feel your happiness ! Your kind packages will sooner or later find their way to the postoffice, and let me tell you that the waiting is part of the pleasure ! LOL

RELAX ! I certainly don't want you to fall into any slump, again !

Now, let me sing another one : "Peggy SEW, Peggy SEW, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy SEW !"

Biiiig hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Carol said...

Those little blocks are just wonderful and certainly just the stress escape you need...here's to a much less stressful week!

Sweet P said...

I remember your slump. It's great that you're back to sewing again. I've been sewing a lot lately too. Maybe it's a productive time for a lot of us.

Cynthia said...

it's so good to hear you're out of that Quilting Slump. I have been reading your last few posts and it's lovely to see how busy you've been.

lappemor said...

How pretty! I love the fabric, and the blocks. The important thing is that you're sewing, the Post office isn't going anywhere, so you still have time to get those packages mailed out.

Angie said...

Girl, you have been on a roll, and we're all so happy for you! :) (Could you package up some of your motivation and ship it to me when you go to the post office? LOL) I LOVE those 9-patch blocks out of the Chocolat!!! That is going to be a wonderful quilt. Sorry to hear that things have been rough at home. Just keep you head low and keep on sewing!! LOL

Libby said...

Ahh -- she's in the 'zone' Good for you. Your 9 patches are great. I do love the Chocolat line an awful lot - I bought a fat quarter pack of plaids and they just make me smile.

Nicole said...

I am so sorry to hear that last week was a tough one for you Darlene. Quilting is a great escape from one's troubles, isn't it? Look how productive you were in spite of everything else that was going on. And don't beat yourself up about not getting every thing done that you wanted to finish. We can't do it all, despite our best intentions. Your friends all still love you! HUGS.

Dawn said...

oooooo I love your little 9 patches you showed! As long as your happy, sew away!

gwen said...

UMM! Your Chocolat blocks are just like they sound, yummy. I don´t mind waiting a little longer to get the siggies back as long as there are a lot of them! Take it easy and relax!

Vicky said...

You certainly don't have to reply to my comments - it's just fabulous to see you plowing through those blocks. Are you going for the stashbuster award this year? :) :) :)

Hugs

Mary said...

This one is going to be my kind of quilt! We all get busy so don't beat yourself up. It's good that you're back to quilting - that's the important thing.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

We certainly don't want a return to The Great QUilitng Slump of 2006, so keep sewing. You will get there in the end.

Nadine said...

Darlene, dear, I'm so sorry : I forgot to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter, Kristie ! Add a biiig hug from me to her, in this message !

Smiles XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Suze said...

It really is feast or famine.... Aren't I just getting around to saying hello to you........

You sure put that little slump behind you and got on with thing. You have some great quilts coming off the machine right now.

Nancy said...

the quilt is great. And DON'T stress over the Heartstrings blocks! If you want to make some do. If you don't have the time or inclination then don't. Just have fun or you'll fall into that slump again! I had problems with my siggie blocks too and while I did get them mailed it was too late for them to arrive by the deadline. She should have them this week so not TOO bad late. Like patti, I had problems getting motivated to make them. To the point that I couldn't make myself work on anything else so I just didn't work on anything! And this is why I rarely do swaps any more. Not worth the stress! Have fun with your quilting and let anything slide that doesn't make you happy.

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