I admit it — I am prone to procrastination. Right now I have no hard and fast deadlines, but I still have plenty I could and should be doing. Am I using my time wisely and working towards my goals though? No. Here’s a run-down of the main things I am thinking about right now:
- Zeitgeist: it’s at the long arm quilter, hopefully getting all prettied up. There’s nothing I can do right now, but when she’s done with it I think I need to pull something like an all-nighter to bind it, photograph it, and burn a disc with all pertinent info to then overnight to IQF for the World of Beauty May 30th deadline. I can do this.
- The Marriage Equality Quilt: It’s done! I hope to photograph it today and I’ve been plugging away at a website for it. I hate the technical code monkey part of projects like this so I naturally procrastinate. My awesome cousin-in-law (is that a real title?) is excited to be my first quilt family and has an event in August she’d like to take it to, so I think that’s on cruise control in the background for a month or two. Of course, not needing to have the website done for another month gives me opportunity to drag my heels which I shouldn’t do, but probably will since, as I said above, I am prone to procrastination. Must fight natural impulses.
- The Army Wife: I still don’t know if this will be the year I get a turn in the McGuffey gallery or not. I could put together a show at the last minute just fine, but I do have at least three things I would like to finish/create if I have the time. If I use my time wisely (like work on these projects instead of frittering away time on Facebook or knitting) I could totally do it. The big ones: embroider a bajillion french knots on the Non-entity apron, finish embroidering the Service Star quilt and mount it on stretcher bars and then paint it, and create a “Suck it Up and Drive On” medallion quilt.
Meanwhile, when I have five minutes, instead of embroidering, I find myself knitting a few rounds on a sweater I’ve started. I thought knitting a sweater would be one of those forever projects, but I made a sleeve in just over a week so now I’m all excited that I could realistically have this done by next winter. Squirrel!