I made this for the Goody Bag Swap on Flickr.
I know I said "no swaps" etc. awhile back but my friend Greta told me about it so I thought I would give it a go.
I am back to "no swapping" now. Not because I didn't like making the bag. I did. I sent lots of goodies too.
I am just not good with deadlines. I want to be good with deadlines but I am not. At least when it comes to this stuff.
I am good with deadlines when it comes to getting stuff done for the children (and let me tell you, June has been full of stuff to do for the children). I am good with deadlines with work (although I missed a few last week because I was sick-ish).
But when it comes to sewing, deadlines are not my thing. Because of all of the other deadlines I have.
I like to sew because I like to sew. Putting pressure on to sew because I have left it to last minute because I have done 12 files, baked 7 dozen cookies, taken the dog to the vet, helped with school projects ... not so good. And not so fun.
And I know that there are lots of people who sew like crazy, meet swap deadlines and do more than I do in a day. I tip my hat. Seriously.
PS - I am pretty impressed with myself with the quilt deadlines I had this month though. The school quilts were done in advance of the dates and there was no rushing. Even the pillow was a rainy Saturday afternoon thing. All done with more than enough time. I think that was a first for me.
PPS - I may not be good with the swaps and all, but the "alongs', let me tell you ... there are sooo many I want to join. I have a list for you that I'll post tomorrow.