I’m a little depressed about how many WIPs and UFOs I have. And there are so many things I want to do. Not to mention all the new projects being planned for upcoming guild workshops and friend quilt-a-longs. There is not enough time and so much to do.
Yesterday I was basting Provence. It was so big, I had a hard time getting it together and evened out. I usually spray baste but it was unwieldy. So first I laid it out on the floor and started pinning. I hate pin basting. One side came up short. I thought, it can’t really be short I must have pin basted a ton of puckers on the back. I did. So then I took it to my iron and took out pins on half of one side and proceeded to spray baste the back and the front. Normally I just do the front and once all that is done I do the back. I’m not sure what got into me but I decided to do both from and back. I think I just forgot since it’s been so long since I’ve basted.
It was hot and I was having a hard time. Halfway through I decided to just do the front. But I was short again! This could not be right. I probably didn’t fix those puckers well enough. So I turned the quilt over and started again. This time only spray basting the back. I got to the other side and it was still short. So… yes there were puckers but not enough to fix the short side. That was 6 hours of work. Doing something that normally takes me 2. I was very depressed because nothing I wanted to do got done.
I sat on the floor and stared up into my lovely fabric stash. But I didn’t see the loveliness and my mood did not improve. All I saw was every single WIP and UFO that was sitting on the floor and in my shelves. I thought it would make me feel better if I wrote it all down. Lists generally help calm my mind when anxiety starts to kick in. It didn’t help me this time around. It got worse. I left my sewing room and watched tv with the hubby before heading off to bed.
Please tell me I’m not the only one.