Well, I checked in at Patchwork Times, and before I did so, I already knew that I had not finished my UFO for February and March. I have beeen working on the same UFO (or not working very much) for the last two months. I have finished the applique and finished the first border, and made the backing. That was more than I had done on it in the previous 5 years. I feel good about that.
Judy has drawn #10 for April, which is a feathered star. The feathered star is complete. That’s it, just one block that is 18″ or so. I have no clue how to finish that quilt. And here is yet another quilt that is a long, long, way from being finished. At least no applique this time <sigh>. Unfortunately, I have things on my list that will require a lot of work–probably 40 or more hours each–to complete. I don’t even know how much I have put on my alligator and it still isn’t even quilted. And actually, there’s one more border I wanted to add……..
What have I been doing? Well, I looked and I have quilted 14 quilts this year. 11 of them were not for me. They were for quilts of valor, local children’s hospitals, guild silent auction, etc. So I have allowed myself to be sidetracked by other concerns to, practically, the exclusion of everything else. Not that I regret helping others, but somehow I need to get a little more time for me.
Now it is dinner time and I must head out with my husband, as we are on vacation and I am boring him to death by playing with my computer <grin>. So how do I find some life balance? Please anyone, any advice?