It is now 12:53am and I can not sleep! My right hip is killing me, I think I have just overdone it trying to get all of this sewing and machine quilting done before Christmas. I've known for the past few days that I needed to stop and take a break for a day or two but I just didn't. Now I am paying for it. This has been a long day. I've spent the day doing some sewing but not a whole lot and I have tried not to sit or stand for very long at a time. I have also tried to do some of my physical therapy exercises the try and relieve some of the pain and aching. But anyway, I'm sure I will live over it, I'm just whining! :)
The time that I spent sewing today was not at all what I should have been sewing on. As I have said in my previous posts, I have alot of quilting to get done before Christmas but today, I just needed a break from all of that and did some sewing on Bonnie's Mystery quilt. I know in a few days I will be wishing that I had spent this time working on these Christmas quilts........but oh well!!!
Last night I did 5 of the string blocks and today I did 15 more. I need a total of 60 so 40 more to go. Here I'm doing these and I haven't even done the other steps yet! :( As soon as Christmas is over I will be working on this Mystery quilt!
Speaking of quilting...as I was working on these blocks today I was thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2011. Honestly, with the year that I've had in 2010, I'm thinking that 2011 will be a CAREFREE YEAR OF QUILTING! I think that is what I will call it.
2010 has been a long rough year for me with my fall. That took alot of time out of my quilting, I was down for several months with the pain and being depressed and really didn't accomplish much for the year. Actually, I've done more in the past couple of months than I have done all year.
So since 2011 will be my CAREFREE YEAR OF QUILTING, I don't really care if things get done or not, I just want to enjoy quilting for the new year! I will make a list of things that I want to get done but I'm not going to stress over it if they don't get done!!! I don't even care if I don't touch the first UFO!!!! If I want to work on it I will and if I don't I won't!!!! :) So my list is not so much a "to-do list" but a "reminder list" of things that I would like to WORK on and get done sometime within the next decade! :) I'll probably add my list to my sidebar so that I can see it, and I may add to it during the year or take things off of it from time to time. Actually, I added it to my "pages" at the top, if you would like to take a look!!!