Monday, July 26, 2010

I am just not good with deadlines

Deadlines and me are not friends.  For someone who is generally well organized and for the most part punctual, I often find myself stymied by deadlines.  I know I tend to procrastinate, but I am also often weighing WHICH deadline do I adhere to and which do I let slide.  My calendar for the past two weeks has been jammed including but not limited to. . . .
  • work (my day job),
  • a trip to Cincinnati and back for a convention and family visit,
  • a night of Bunco with the girls,
  • a set of swap blocks to complete and mail off
  • a tax class at the local community college,
  • a guild presentation on EQ6,
  • an EQ7 class at my local quilt shop,
  • a Late Night sewing evening at my local quilt shop,
  • an all-day Retreat for Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler BOM,
  • an all-day UFO sewing day with my small group,
  • another Guild Presentation on “Setting Odd Blocks,” and
  • a 4 day retreat in Houston
This week I have
  • a Charm Tote class on Thursday night
  • a BOM for my guild
  • the next Tulip Tiles BOM
  • another 5 sets of swap blocks to complete
  • and Bus Trip to the Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE on Saturday, and the next week
  • a 4-day class in Salt Lake City, UT on how to use my HQ16 mid-arm sewing machine.
  • not to mention an Aug 4 deadline for 2 quilts which will be published in a magazine next year, for which I have only had a month’s notice.
  • oh. . . and did I mention my day job?
Ok, so maybe the trouble isn’t so much with deadlines but with being over-booked!  I do have a calendar on which I organize my life, but it is pocket size and it may well be that I need a larger one to get my schedule life sized.  What I really need is a wife!  You know, someone to take care of all the details that I am to busy to deal with.  I really think most professional women need a wife, or a secretary, or an assistant, an editor, a driver, a receptionist and a fashion consultant.  I already have a husband and a house keeper, but somehow that doesn’t seem like enough!  LOL!  At least I got one thing done today after I got home form the airport, read all my mail, unpacked, took a nap, walked the dog, gave the cat her pill, made supper and waded through a pile of email.

Let me present . . .without further ado. . . this month’s FREE Tulip Tiles BOM installment  "Block 8 Sashing.”  I know you have been waiting for this because it is the element that ties the whole quilt center together.   If you have all the blocks, setting triangles and corner triangles completed you will be able to assemble the whole quilt center with this month’s block instructions.  Block 8 will be available for FREE for 2 months, and then will be available for purchase on my website after September 20, 2010.  You can download the pattern and instructions for Block 8 on my Block of the Month Page.  Click the Page Tab at the top page.


1 comment:

  1. Thump! That was me fainting after reading your agenda over the last two weeks. lol Your quilt layout is beautiful. Great job, as always!


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