Farmer's Wife Depression

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm still here and still plugging away at my Farmer's Wife blocks.
I counted today and I'm about one-third of the way finished
(insert a very weak woo-hoo right here).

Here are my newest blocks:

#25 Cups and Saucers

# 15 Buzzards Roost

#31 Evening Star

#35 Flower Basket

#11 Broken Dishes

The problem is, I get a handful of them done.  I lay them all out thinking, "Wow!  I'm cruising right along!  I should be done in no time!  Look at all these blocks!"  And then I count them.  And realize I still have about a trillion more to go. 

Stay positive.  Stay positive.  [Somebody help me please.]  Stay positive.
Slowly but surely, right?

I guess you learn a lot about yourself when making a quilt of this magnitude.
First, I am not the most patient person in the world
(yeah, I probably already knew that). 
Second, I do not unpick
(ok, once in a great while do I unpick.  Only if it's completely necessary.) 
Third, I will not make a block over again (even if I don't care for it).
Fourth, I'm indecisive. 
(Maybe I shouldn't have done red and white???)
Fifth, I am a finisher!  Woo-hoo!
(I will make all 111 blocks!)

And even though I get a little discouraged when I realize how much more I have to go on this quilt, I do enjoy making the blocks.  They're cute and some are challenging.  So just ignore my little whining session today.  I just had to vent and probably just need to go work on something else for a while (I have about 5 other projects I'm working on right now).  

I know this little pile will continue to grow and grow (and grow).
Even if it kills me.
Which, today, I think it might.