Thursday, October 22, 2009

Biting Off More Sewing Than I Ought to Chew....

Am I allowed to say I'm growing weary of fabric? (for more than one reason. Spending 2 hours standing up ironing squares being the most current distasteful memory.) This service project is taking a lot more out of me than I anticipated. What happens when the person who is supposed to be soliciting help and encouraging others to participate stops wanting to work on things? How can I expect others to give freely of their time, talents, resources, and finances if I am not willing to do it myself? That doesn't sound too uplifting. Obviously, I don't want to give a "gift" grudgingly or with complaint. I don't want doing something for others to become a chore... That isn't very charitable at all.Perhaps, once again, I've simply bitten off more than I can easily chew? I really didn't think so when I began. I thought it was more than manageable, especially since I've been getting help along the way with cutting and tying the quilts. Even so... I think I'm gagging just a bit. Kind of like when you make a huge crock pot of soup... and then after you've been eating it for 4 days it starts to be a little bit gross to you when you serve up a bowl. I guess I've had a gutfull of sewing to last me a while. I will be quite relieved when the whole project is completed. No more piles of fabric occupying every surface in the living room. No more sewing machine on the kitchen table. No more scraps of fabrics and strings for Gwen to try to consume off of the carpet. No more quilt tops staring accusingly at me when I am doing something else besides sewing during one of Gwen's naps. *sigh*

There is still so much to be done before the quilt tying party on Tuesday, though, so I'm glad to be taking a break today til 3 by heading down to the Circleville Pumpkin Festival. Perhaps I'll feel more inclined to serve after taking some fresh air, glorious fall colors, and pumpkin joys to heart?


  1. I think most people feel this way when they're deep into a project. You're just feeling guilty about it because it's a service project. You are doing an awesome job. I'm glad you are taking a break today. Hopefully when you get back you will feel re-energized about it, but either way it will all be over soon, right?

  2. I totally feel the same way. I think when it was cloudy, cold and overcast, I started about 50 projects so I wouldn't feel so sad about not going outside. But this week all i want to do is go outside and i'm starting to hate my stupid projects. but i think its going to get cold again so let me know if you need help with your projects. At least yours are for a good cause.

  3. I am excited to help on Tuesday!!! I way impressed that you are so service driven, I have always been inspired to be more charitable because of you!!! NO joke!!!
    So keep it up, and thanks for all you are doing!!!
    Tuesday will be fun!