Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bucket list . . . a rant!

I am really ticked off with myself. What have I been doing? I just realized that if I want to make beautiful quilts, I can't make placemats. One of the items on my bucket list is to do another show quilt or two and enter them in shows. For the last 2 years, I have been doing everything but that!

I just realized that if something is on my bucket list, I need to focus on only that and get to work. I can't take anymore classes in order to enjoy meeting other quilters. I have to focus and get to work. Every moment of time in my studio must be focused on doing the work necessary to make beautiful quilts. I can't waste another moment of another day - I have to go now.

I am not sure where this awakening is going to take me once I get over being so hacked off with myself. I do know I must get to work and do it or sell all of the stuff in my studio - the fabric, the multiple sewing machines, the IQ, the A1 - all of it - because that is why I started this journey. Making beautiful quilts to enter in shows is either on my bucket list or off. Right now it is on and I want to do it. I am going to make every effort to achieve it!

If you read my blog, please remind me!!!

3 comments:

Judy Whitehead said...

I have recently found myself inundated with all sorts of "other things" that aren't in my original reasoning for buying my longarm as well. Perhaps it's the season for coming to terms with distractions and re-setting priorities?

myolivebranch said...

remember it's a journey and sometimes we are led to a different place than where we thought we'd be going! nothing wrong with getting "hacked off" and getting a tighter grasp on our focus.....as long as you are having fun! and who knows? maybe some of those placemats and/or quilting friendships were needed to get to where you're going!

i'm anxious to see what your renewed focus produces!

Carol said...

Thank you both for your comments. I do need to refocus my priorities. My life has been "prioritize your schedule" rather than "schedule your priorities". And - I must remember - "the journey is the reward" - must remember that!