Tuesday, July 17, 2007


OK, Maybe He's Right!

Today is a better day - not great, mind you - but definitely better! This morning, my Sweetie (remember he's the guy that was walking a wide path around me yesterday) may have hit the nail on the head. We were chatting about how I was feeling - yada, yada, yada, yada - then he suggested that maybe I'm just frustrated. Why? He went on to explain that I have not completed anything - I have lots of 'starts' in my world (not necessarily just in my quilting). For instance, I've started working on the chair in the bedroom, I've started rearranging the pantry, I've got a few projects started in my neat and tidy sewing room and yet I have accomplished absolutely nothing. He knows I'm results oriented and it's been awhile since I've seen results. And, since I have so many starts in my sewing room I have not allowed myself to start anything else however I'm not interested in those starts. In fact, when I cleaned my sewing room last week I put all those away.

I do believe he might be right because all of that definitely equals frustration.

After our little chat, I skipped off to work and when I was finished he told me that he needed to run to Staples and would I like to join him and he'd treat me to lunch at Chili's. WooHoo - let's go! :-) I grabbed a handful of patterns to peruse in the car and off we went.

I've given myself permission to try to put all those 'starts' out of my mind and look for a brand spanking new project! You see in the picture - on the left is Allspice Tapestry and on the right is Roman Holiday (that was a recent gift from a dear friend) and two Celebrate Spring Jelly Rolls. Those may or may not be involved in my new project - still thinking!

By the way, lunch was yummy - thank you, Honey!

Again, thanks for tolerating, Mz Grumpy and for your wonderful comments and words of encouragement. I appreciate your friendship.

TTFN

14 comments:

Pieces From Me said...

Oh Darlene, I am the same way. Being a hand quilter, it takes forever to finish something and that is why I do a quick fix project once a month. It really helps. My Tackle It Tuesday is great for me too. I makes me finish something...end result a finished project (quilt related or not) and a good feeling. Can't wait to see your "new" start.

Floss said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling less grumpy. I am also goal orientated, and can get quite upset when I haven't finished anything in a while. I just feel like I haven't accomplished anything, if I don't see results at some point. I don't always know that this is what is frustrating me, and then I get more upset because I don't know why I am upset. It can be a vision circle.

Wendy said...

I'm glad your sweetie figured out what might help you get back on track. A new start is just like shopping therapy, isn't it? The Allspice Tapestry looks interesting, I'll have to search for that.

Vicky said...

Well, here's our happy, smiling Darlene! Yep, a new project is just the ticket!

Happy stitching!!

Linda said...

Now, that's a great selection of fabrics. So glad your hubby could help you, and that your happier now.

Leigh said...

If those beautiful fabrics can't cheer you up then nothing will!! Have fun coming up with a new project.

Belvie said...

Awww! What a wonderful guy. Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy those beautiful fabrics and coming up with a new, fresh project to use them in.

Knot Garden said...

Glad you're feeling better! Planning something new is always good therapy.

Carol said...

What a sweetie! Glad you've been able to resolve your frustration...a new start YIPPEE!

Nicole said...

I am a starter too, that is for sure! It is funny--the two bundles that are calling out to me these days are Allspice Tapestry and Roman Holiday. I was just visiting with them yesterday wondering what they wanted to be.

Kim said...

What a smart hubby! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better about life and looking forward to seeing what you start next!

Libby said...

It's a wise fella that understands our moods - tries to help - but lets us do our own thing anyway *s*

Judith said...

Oh what a beautifull fabrics. I am drooling here.

Sharon said...

Now if that fabric does not cheer you up then you are hopeless. Nothing cheers me up more than fabric or starting a new project with my fabric. See it all revolves around fabric. Glad to see your feeling a bit better.

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