Yes I have been absent over the past several weeks. Additionally I have also felt a lot of guilt over not getting my posts up each week.
Recently my youngest son made the following off the wall comment to me. " So Mom, you say you can only manage 2 obsessions at a time?" It wasn't exactly what I had said.....but he is right I have taken on more than I should have at one time.
Man I hate it when he is right. Especially when it means I need to set some priorities in my life.
I have taken the last several weeks to think about the things I love to do, the things I like to do, the things I must do and what is no longer bringing me any joy at all.
For those of you who don't know I really have about four obsessions right now.... 5 if you count traveling....and I really can't juggle them all.
The top of my list right now is regaining my health. This blog isn't about weight loss or exercise so I am not going into detail here. But a good chunk of my day is dedicated to this goal, which means other things are moving to the back burner.
Iowa Comfort is not moving to the back burner, but I am setting different goals for it.
Right now my time is being spent quilting customer quilts for Christmas. That is how I fund Iowa Comfort, so very few quilts will be finished between now and the end of the year.
I am spending my evenings working on fabric management, and kitting bed size quilts.
Once I have the current quilt tops I have on hand quilted, I may organize a community sew day. Let me be clear that is next year if at all.
Either way the goal for next year is 12 bed size quilts, anything more than that is extra.
For those of you who have donated fabric or other supplies.... no worries they will be used for the intended purpose.
What is moving completely off of my plate is the doggy beds. The scraps are over taking my house, and I am overwhelmed when I can't get them made up quickly or completely. ( currently I have 5 that need to have the sham made for them). I also have 4 garbage sacks of scraps that were not cut down small enough that I will need to work with prior to it going into a project. This project does not bring me any joy anymore. So I will not accept anymore scraps for this purpose. I would encourage you to do as I am going to do. I will continue to make them for A Heintz57 shelter from my own projects. You can do the same, they will take any size you want to make. They do appreciate a case or a sham over the bed so that it can be easily laundered.
Last but not least is this blog. At this moment in time, it feels like a job. I plan to continue it....just not on a designated weekly schedule. My posts will be sporadic between now and the end of the year. Hopefully once things calm down I will have plenty to share again.
Hope everyone has a great week!