Monday, June 14, 2010

One of these things is not like the others


I am a textbook procrastinator participating in a quilt block exchange with a bunch of organized, high-functioning perfectionists. I know at least 19 of the 20 other women involved in this exchange are like this (maybe a little bit Type A? You know, they probably have designated spots in their homes for things like hair elastics and paperclips) because yesterday I received an e-mail listing each gal who was finished with her quilt squares. There were 19 who were done. And there were still two days left until the fabric squares are due!


Of course, I was one of the two dilly-dalliers who isn't quite done. Before reading through the list, I guessed the other person who was probably still sewing and I was right (you know who you are, and I love you). I can't speak for her, but I am maybe not the most motivated person, a fact that made me question why I joined this exchange in the first place. But I have definitely enjoyed piecing these squares together and working with (and smelling and feeling) the beautiful fabric. Also, it will be neat to have a quilt made by a group of such amazing friends - new and old. And - for anyone reading this post who is involved in the exchange - I am extremely close to the end and will finish before tomorrow's deadline ;-).

10 comments:

Chelsea said...

I think you're fabulous...and at least you can sew! I would never even get invited to a quilt exchange because I would have to pay someone else to sew my squares for me. I am just impressed you can participate at all!

mckenzie said...

I applaud your ambitions for even doing one. You give me hope for myself. Right now all I can think is:

"there is no way in h&*@"

Maybe someday though. ;)

Nan said...

I just spent so much time reading all these entries. I lost this when my computer crashed & I have missed so much. You are an amazing writer. Thanks for sharing. Kisses to Ruby & Ethan. We miss you!

rachel said...

You go Meeg!

rachel said...

Oh, and you smell fabric? Weirdo...

Joanne said...

Sounds like fun! I've never done quilting before! I should looks into it! :)

Kera said...

high five. i wish i could sew. i should take a class. in fact, i think i will look it up right now.

thank you for the compliment on my girls :) i am not a fan of the massive massive hair bow and flower craze.

Rachel said...

yo... I love you too. And you were right, I was still sewing. Finished at 11 p.m. last night. Sheesh, when will I learn.

As much as I will love having this quilt, I don't think Shiloh will be too happy if I do another.

Tender Mercies said...

If it makes you feel any better, I feel like my blocks are all a mess. I only finished early because I was going out of town! I apologize for ALL my blocks...

Valerie said...

Just reading this blog post makes me miss you Megan. I'm glad I'll be able to look at my quilt and think of you.