Creativity Creates Paperwork Which Leads to Procrasitination!

I sit here procrastinating. I have made a list of everything I really need to get done today and beyond – none of which includes sewing. It all appears to be paperwork.¬† Oh wait – there is one item, Rip out Quilting.¬† That will stay at the bottom of the list, for sure. However, the lower that gets to the bottom of the list, the lower the Re-quilt Cats item goes too since its the quilt that requires the ripping. It always annoys me how it takes five hours to rip out 10 minutes of machine quilting but I digress…

Back to procrastination – I have even managed to take a break between paragraphs here and call the dog out of the neighbor’s yard, contemplate vacuuming up dog hair and once again, wander through the kitchen under the guise of trying to figure out where that smell was coming from.

I spent the last few days finishing up another version of my Amish Card Trick which now means I am ready to write the pattern – hence paperwork hence procrastination. Having taken copious notes as I constructed the third incarnation of this quilt, and even bought fabric for a fourth, I am pretty sure I can cruise through this technical writing task quickly if¬† I would only get started. Perhaps, a cup of tea will help keep me on track…. I’ll be right back.

Okay – got a cup of tea and have taken the time to snap a picture of my latest quilt top – note how it is casually draped over the long arm to inadvertantly hide the “ripping” task lurking underneath. How convenient that it will need to remain displayed there as I write the directions for its construction. I will use the old Out of Sight, Out of Mind tactic to avoid that other item on my list for a while!

I know that the sooner I start all this paperwork stuff, the sooner I can get back to sewing and quilting – And I do have a backlog of quilts to quilt and tops to piece and projects to get out of my head and down into fabric…and then there is that whole Rip Out Quilting thing…

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