/ 8.12.10 / 7 Comments / Flylady , homemaking , Quilting , sewing
Quilted Tote Bags
I know it’s Christmas and believe me…I’m feeling the pressure to get things done on my Christmas to do list, but today is Anti-Procrastination day. That means it’s the day to do something you’ve been putting off. Of course, that is unlikely to be something on my Christmas ‘to do’ list! Three of my sweet readers won quilted tote bags the first week of November on my Blogiversary (Yipes!), which means I need to quilt those bags…ASAP! Thanksgiving kind of took over before I realized what was happening. But I haven’t forgotten my winners! :o)
So today, before I head off to the Houston Blogger Meet Up this evening (7:00pm at La Madeline’s in The Woodlands), I’m going to spend the day finishing up those tote bags. I’m hoping to get FOUR in the mail tomorrow morning when I run errands. I also need to sew a shower curtain for my friend Laurie, but I may not get that finished until tomorrow evening.
Then I can work on our Christmas cards, family photo, and sleep bags for the nieces and nephews with a CLEAR CONSCIENCE! Sometimes, it’s so hard to really enjoy the holidays, because there is something sort of ‘hanging out there’ undone that we know is really important. So today, I’m stopping the ‘holiday train’ to do this very special task.
Actually, I've been procrastinating much worse than this if the truth be told. Aunt Joan, Angela, and Nanamom..I'm so sorry that I'm still behind on your projects...but the antique quilt blocks, Great-grandma's postage stamp quilt, and the last couch cushion covers will have to be January projects. I AM going to finish your projects too. :o) I promise! You'll be famous..IN January! Sigh..talk about procrastination! Yipes!
It will be fun thinking of my friends NannyKim, CountryMama and Cindy of RickRack and Gingham today while I work.
After doing one for Linda of The Briar Rose Gate (which I’m sending in the morning) and my secret sister, I’ve finally found a better method for appliquéing the blocks to the bags. Practice always helps!
Is there some project you have been putting off that is keeping you from feeling like you have a ‘clear deck’ for working on holiday tasks? Let’s get it done today! There is plenty of time to do what you need to do. Just decide what is truly important and leave the rest to work itself out or not.
What project do you need to do that you’ve been procrastinating on? I’ll be cheering you all the way!