Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Inspired by my Banana

I remember what it was create something that I want to create. That joy of seeing my ideas appear...

But somehow that got lost.

Am I the only one who is swamped with "requests" from people who learn that you quilt and therefore decide that you need to do something for them?

I currently have 4 projects for others that are pending. They have been pending for a VERY long time because I really can't get interested in making their quilts. I look at them and I kind of slump...walking away from my quilting all together. I feel I go read a book instead.

I feel guilty that I want to sew for ME....which then leads to me not sewing at all. To avoid the guilt.

I find myself watching my three year old paint with abandon....and I want to feel that again. Without guilt.

I want to regain my hobby of quilting...without the guilt or the feeling of selfishness.

Okay...sorry for the rant.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, Katie - I know exactly how you feel. My aunt asked me to quilt some fabric to be used to re-cover her chairs. I procrastinated for months! And meanwhile, because I felt guilty about not doing her project, I didn't do ANY quilting. Finally, I buckled down and got it done. Next thing I know, my mom said "You did such a nice job for your aunt - I want you to do the same thing for me." Noooooo!

    After I finished her project, I decided that I'm not doing any more "requests". This is MY hobby and I do it for me. Yes, I make gifts for people, but on my terms, not because they have asked me to. And no, I don't feel selfish about that at all!