Friday, August 26, 2016

Forever is not for us mere mortals ....!

As I mentioned in a prior post, lots of changes are taking place in my life. I've been working on a new me ... it's a work in progress! As part of this new me, I've been taking better care of myself, which includes ... physical exercise.

Yesterday afternoon was humid and hot (we did have a bit of rain). Focusing on my goal, I managed to find the motivation to go for my power walk/jog. OMG, it was brutal! There were some sort of flies/large gnats all over the place. I had never seen a swarm of pesky dipteran like those in my area! They were all over the place, making it difficult to dodge them. I definitely jogged with my mouth closed! Not sure they were the edible kind! But .... I did it! Hurry for me! Hopefully tonight they will no longer be around.

On another note, not wanting to sound morbid, but lately, I have become more aware of my mortality. I'm not getting any younger and have this need to clean out or finish off quilting projects.

I remember a story that a past guild president shared with us regarding her deceased mother's quilting projects. She had inherited the task of finishing her mother's UFOs. This task weighed heavily on her. Sadly, no one knew if her mother's UFOs were quilts she was passionate about or just something she couldn't bare to throw out! Here she was pressured to spent valuable time finishing quilt projects that were her mothers. This is not something I would want my little Pumpkin or my friends to undertake.

Last Saturday, I took an inventory of all my UFOs (I do keep a yearly Word document of my quilting projects started) and decided that I needed to either complete the projects on the list or get rid of them. I wouldn't want to leave a mess for someone else to clean.

So, I'm cleaning and working on the quilts I want to finish and getting rid of the things I no longer want ...  And, some quilts will just have to become smaller projects!

I will admit, it is difficult to get rid of a project when the blocks are all done, it's just a matter of sewing them together and putting the border on! Here is my first project.


Well, I best be getting busy! Enjoy your day everyone! Cheers!

6 comments:

cynthia said...

I think that is a great idea because I am trying to do the same thing! But I still can't keep myself from buying new fabric!

Sue SA said...

Good for you! You will feel really good about your quilting legacy when you have a whole lot less UFO's weighing you down. And who doesnt have "stuff" that really should get chucked, just get a friend to help you make up your mind about it, getting permission something is a waste of time, will make it easier.

WoolenSails said...

I am trying to get back in shape myself, need some muscle on my bones, lol.
The heat doesn't help but I get out in the pool every day and to the beach when I can, swimming is great in the heat. I also need to clean up my mess, too many things I will never do now and i want to concentrate on the things I really want to do.

Debbie

Needled Mom said...

I think we can all relate to this post in so many ways.

Kaaren said...

My head is exactly where yours is now. Carole. Having said that, I am about 10 years ahead of you in letting my hair grow out. What a feeling of pure liberation!!! Hang in there during the ugly growing out stages!

Karen said...

I understand what you mean by realizing your mortality and unfinished quilt projects. I have felt the same way for a while now.

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