Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lost in Quilting

I seriously like to quilt.  Is there anything better than creating something?  I was reading blogs a week or so back and came across Occupy Your Quilt Room.  Sounded like a great idea.  Take a day and do nothing but quilt then blog about it.  Added bonus:  Link in to Cat Patches  and you have a chance to win prizes any quilter would enjoy receiving.

I chose Wednesday, December 7th.  Husband out of town, all quiet at home.  So I worked - ironing, cutting, sewing, ironing...   BONUS!  I had my favorite old movies playing in the background.  I had a sandwich for lunch, don't remember what time that was (isn't it great when what you're doing has your complete attention?).  Around 8:30 p.m. I got hungry again and wandered into the kitchen.  I started planning my post to describe all the gifts I was making (yes, both of them) and then it dawned on me.

Extreme close up so no one will know what it is.
I can't post pictures because my friends will see what they are getting.  Maybe I'll just do a little something and show bits and pieces.  I went back to the dining room table (my quilt room these days) and realized I was still hungry. 

I walked back into the kitchen glanced at my calendar and noticed "MAKE, BAKE & CREATE @ SHERRI'S 6:30."   I had just missed out on one of my favorite parties of the year.  A gathering of friends to celebrate the season, catch up on each others' lives and have fun.  We even raise money for charity by auctioning off items we've made, baked, created or bought.  This group of friends is special, we've done it for years, it's probably our silliest night of the year and I missed it.

2012 will be my year to get more organized.  Or maybe it's the year I'll put everything on the calendar in my phone and just have it chiming away to remind me when to get up, when to go to bed and what I should be doing in between those activities.

Thanks to Barbara at Cat Patches - for encouraging and inspiring me to make more time to quilt.

And to my friends at OLC Circle - I love you all.  Sorry about missing the party, I hope to see you in May. 



TexWisGirl said...

you certainly got involved in the quilting. sorry you missed your party!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I hate it when I do goofy things like that. On one hand you missed a great time, on the other you had a great movie and quality time in your sewing room. Not sure just how the scale tips with that!!

Barbara said...

I hope you'll come back after Christmas and show us the whole thing! I'm so glad you joined us.

Susie said...

Oh this was hilarious! I so identify. There is nothing better than creating something and especially when your all alone!!!! The old movies cracked me up, but missing the party was just too close to home! I agree 2012 will be the year to get organized!!! Thank-you for dropping by my blog!

Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

Bev C said...


Sounds like you had a busy day sewing up a storm. Bad luck about the missed party.
Happy days.

patti.k said...

See you in May???? What about those 5 months between now and May???

Suzie said...

That has happened to me a coupple of times, too!...I get carried away when I'm sewing! It's a pity you misssed the party, but you'll catch up, don't worry. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I remember having a sewing room (very fond memories too) and then I got a grandson and he got the sewing room. Now sewing is crammed here and there and everywhere. Hope you got your frames touched up.

Rebecca said...

How fun to just take the whole day to enjoy yourself with what you love doing and being creative at the same time!

Barbara said...

You obviously enjoyed your quilting very much to miss not only your meal but also a special evening out. The colours look good.