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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I am not superwoman.....damn

The problem usually begins when I forget that I do not have super powers. And no matter if I am reminded of that by the end of the day, by the time I wake up the next morning and my feet hit the floor, I have forgotten that lesson learned. It is like there is a reset button in my head. Even if I start to hear little whisperings of self doubts, I brush them aside and carry on as if I will finish every project within the unrealistic time frame I have established for myself. 

I also often forget that I am not the most zealous traditional quilter. Or, rather, piecer. After I put together one block, I am looking over my shoulder for that 3D printer so I can whip out the rest of the blocks I need and get that top pieced! Note to self - write impassioned letter to Santa asking for 3D printer. I can print off extra arms for myself, too, right?? And fabric? I have lots of uses for one of those babies!

I was so, so optimistic this morning..I was sure the top would be pieced, I would be quilting by mid afternoon and then tomorrow I would sew the binding on.

Yes. I really think this way.

The reality? Well, my husband called at 3:50 pm. It went something like this:
Rej: How’s your day? 
Me: What! What time is it?? I thought it wasn’t even 3 o’clock yet!
Rej: Yeah, well it’s almost 4. Did you run today?
Me: Run!! I am still in my pyjamas! Did I eat lunch?? What time did you say it is??
Rej: (who is used to my rants and talking to myself) Ok, I will be home by 4:30. It’s cold out so dress warm..(Our deal is, if neither of us has run or biked that day, we walk. So, walk it was.)


You might be surprised to learn I even thought I would work on a second project today, “in my spare minutes”..Unbelievable.


  1. I have days that feel like that! Pretty fabric and threads there...

  2. Sounds familiar, except for the running!

  3. I guess we do take on too much as a rule.

  4. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I guess we all do, eh. I have finished piecing the top - just smaller than I “planned” and I am still not sure where I am going with those threads, but I love the colors!

  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Yeah, I guess we are all the same..living under the illusion that we can move mountains!

  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Yep! It is so nice to know we are all crazy like that! Awful travel conditions in my area today - sheer ice. Ugh! Hope you have fared better out your way!

  7. Very icey...I have to take a friend into Moncton for tests at hospital after lunch..hoping it will be melted by then
    Sent from my iPad

  8. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    It is supposed to be better later on. Our day time guild pot luck is postponed noon so hopefully we will all get where we want to be.
    Safe travels!

  9. I cancelled...she got someone else to take her. I felt bad, but no sense being in a ditch somewhere. I think the roads are fine, but it is raining very very hard....and can be bad for driving too.

  10. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Smart move..it only cleared up here about 2 pm and then it was pouring. My hubby called around 1 to tell me traffic was moving slow aka barely..on Wheeler. Missed my event too...ah well. Better safe than sorry, right! Hard to quilt with injuries..

  11. your are so right!!!

  12. ah! that made me laugh, someone else who thinks just like me! Fabulous idea re the 3D printer!

  13. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 6, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    I have been known to write pretty convincing letters to Santa, but I think I may be pushing it asking for a printer..lol Boy, it would be so useful though wouldn’t it?