Well here it is, my 500th post. Man...I've got a lot to say about nothing!
This morning I just couldn't get going. I chatted with my Mom around noon and she was going to bring over some fleece to quilt. Two hours later when I was just beginning to think she wasn't coming, there she was. We put the fleece on the frame and things went downhill from there.
First of all I haven't gotten out to Frank's to get some Superior Sew Fine thread so we were using Bottom Line on the top and bottom and I know that's a no-no but I got it to work on my last fleece. Then I had asked my mom if her machine was clean and she said yet. Sigh, all the problems that we had. Finally I opened it up because I was going to change the bobbin and the stitch plate from the regular plate to the single hole plate so I decide to brush it out....WOW did I get clumps of lint out and that solved the problem that the bobbin was having. It seemed like the bobbin was riding too high and well it was because of the lint. So finally we got that done.
Then I was going to quilt a quilt top that I'm doing for my friend Sherry. Her and a friend made this quilt top to donate to the American Heart Association and I offered to do the quilting. Unfortunately, I went to put the quilt backing on the frame and I realized it wasn't sewn into a backing, it's just long yardage. Talk about frustration! I don't even like to piece my own backings. I'll do it for my own if I need to but it's definitely not my favorite thing to do. I don't know if they want this pieced vertically or horizontally. Either way there's going to be a huge waste of fabric.
Then my wireless network. Sigh it was working so wonderfully and then I rebooted the desktop and I can't get back on. It sucks!!! I spent about two hours working on that and it's still not working. It just irks the crap out of me. And of course the help files are 68 pages....who wants to print 68 pages on their home printer???
In the end I just couldn't stand myself anymore and I know Mike and my mom were both annoyed with me too so I just went and sat in the bedroom.
Also, it's only the second week of finish it up month and I've yet to finish anything up. I'm wondering if I need to start something new just to save my sanity and do something that I enjoy for myself. I guess I give myself too high of goals and expectations.
So what are your thoughts? Should I allow myself to start a new project or stick to my guns?