Why do I procrastinate??
I mean, really...what pleasure do I derive from putting things off to the very last minute and then rushing around like a chicken with it's head cut off? Oh yes, AND... I'm almost always late..not more than 10-15 minutes mind you...but late never the less...LATE!
Dr. Phil remarked on his show that people who procrastinate or are habitually late, receive some sort of reward for their behavior. I don't know what my reward is even though I've tried very hard to figure it out. I have some hunches but that is for later.
Like my MUG RUG?? This is the one I entered in the Mug Rug contest on Sew We Quilt @Stash Manicure with the wonderful Madame Samm. When do you think I completed this entry? The cut off date was Feb. 4th mind you. Yep, Feb. 3rd and then I couldn't get my camera to work so I could take a picture and send in. Good Grief! SEW...the EVENING of FEB. 4th my entry was emailed through cyber space just in the nick of time.
I love a Black and Pink color combo and especially Black Toille! I think it is so "girly" and elegant. Each mug rug was supposed to reflect who WE were as a person yet for some reason I couldn't help from making it to reflect the blog moderator, Madame Samm! Perhaps it is because she has been so gracious in giving me a blog make-over or so kind to others on the blog that I had her on my mind. Whatever the reason, this is what I came up with. I think this mug rug may just wing it's way towards the Canadian Tundra to a very special person...what do you think, ladies??
Coffee, Tea, or Thee
Now, for Procrastination project #2
Here is some Civil War Reproduction/Documentary fabric for my BOM sponsored by my local quilt shop, Patches and Stitches.
This is the BOM Quilt displayed at the Patches and Stitches...however, I'm going with a totally different color scheme in that I'm using Documentary fabrics. I saw some samples and thought they were so different from anything I had done...new color scheme (very muted blue grays and browns), different blocks, totally DIFFERENT.
The first TWO blocks are due this Saturday and when do you think I will have mine done?? yep, I'll probably be stitching it as I drive...no, I promise, I won't do that. But, I can bet it will not be finished before Friday night! I STARTED cutting it out last night thinking I could knock out the entire block by bedtime. NOT!! NCIS was on last night and I LOVE that show. I'm thinking I got distracted by that AWESOME episode ( yes, we have DVR but I was sucked into the story line and couldn't leave it) I have trouble, like I always do, when I start a new project.
Do you have Beginner's Block??
I can't explain it, but I have difficulty getting something started. I will work all around getting started but actually taking the first stitch seems to be something I PROCRASTINATE upon. Especially if I have just completed another project, I have a REAL problem with getting started on a NEW Project. Is this something only I deal with?? It keeps me from creating more quilts/projects. I would love some constructive criticism or advice as to how to FIX this little foible in my personality???
SEW..for now, I'm hoping to finish Block #1 Tonight and show you tomorrow. That will put me on a deadline which seems to motivate me somehow. Then I HAVE to cut out and finish Block #2 by Friday morning (Hopefully). I work best under pressure and a given deadline. Free time *discombobulates*
# 1 on My To Do List for TODAY
I must get my Valentine Mug Rug mailed to My very good Blogging friend, Marlene, *wink* *wink*
I WILL be back TOMORROW...it's all about Accountability you know whether it's Daily Bible reading, paying bills, sending encouraging notes, calling a sick or sad friend, fixing a leak, sewing on a button or losing weight...it's all so much easier if you have a friend to lift you up, hold your hand, tell you, "You can do it!", and holding you (Holding ME) ACCOUNTABLE!
Remember old fashioned Valentines like this one? It's called "Vintage" now but it looks like the ones I used to get from my parents.