Wednesday, February 20, 2008

wednesday recap

first off - ALERT!! friday is national margarita day! please quilt with caution. I don't want to hear about sewn fingers and backwards piecing because of my announcement. :D

and on to real news. the search continues. the house offer fell through. however, I am proud of us for sticking to our guns and for realizing what we wanted and that we weren't going to settle for something more than what we wanted because we felt bullied into it. quite honestly, we are disappointed that it didn't work out and mainly because we feel that they sellers and their agent were being pretty damn stupid about the deal. they can't move into their new home until they sell this one... and they were stalling and holding off on the deal for a mere $4500. in the grand scheme of things, *that* is very silly. oh well. sucks for them.

I was thinking about my blog today. and how it's a "quilting" blog. but how often do I really post about quilting?! well, hardly ever. I keep saying, yeah I'm going to quilt, yeah I'm going to design this. I have so many ideas but lack of desire to do it. I'm trying to decide what the reasoning is behind why I'm not jumping into my quilting and DOING it rather than just talking about doing it.

  • I am lazy.
  • I want to spend time with my husband, even if it is sitting and doing nothing. my sewing room is upstairs and he spends a lot of time downstairs... I can't be in two places at once.
  • I am easily distracted by new projects. along the same lines, I am easily frustrated at things I don't understand, or projects that don't work out well the first (or second) time.
  • I rely too heavily on my mother for help... she is the one who taught me everything about sewing and quilting... but she is about 250 miles away. and as much as she tries to explain things over the phone... I am very much a visual learner so phone instruction usually doesn't work well.
  • I'm scared that my work won't come out as good as other quilters. solution = don't quilt. I am so anal about points, about "randomness" (which for me is very NOT random), and just perfection. das says, "a man riding by on horseback won't notice the difference" which I do work hard to remember... but I guess just the fact that *I* know there is a "mistake" makes it hard for me.
  • I'm not as prolific a quilter as a lot of the other people that I see blogging, or that I am friends with through guilds and other quilting encounters. I think that why can't I do that many? there must be something wrong with me if I can't make that many quilts.

I really don't want to be a sideline quilter anymore, but I don't know how to shake all of these issues that I (think I) have. any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to create... but I'm not feeling very creative.

das wants me to audition for american idol this fall. I only have two more years to try out before I am too old. (yikes... I'll be too old for american idol? I've been watching since season one) I don't know. we'll see... I am far too stage shy. even karaoke is, well, hard for me. I *love* it, but am so nervous. I just want to sing though. I am considering joining the band that hpb is in... but I'm scared about singing in public, and I'm not sure about the music. it's a christian rock band, but some of the music is more religiously oriented than I am comfortable with. however, I just want to sing, so maybe I'll just suck it up and do it anyway.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I think you should quilt for you and to hell with people who may criticize. We're never going to notice your mistakes unless you point them DON'T!! People in blog world just LOVE to see eye candy!

Let's change the horse theroy to, if you've had a margarita would you notice it?

Show us pictures! We can help you through anything!