Monday, January 5, 2009

Big Fat Cheater

I try not to peek ahead on mystery quilts. I get motivated by wanting to see what is next and therefore wait to look ahead to the next step. If I had one more day to sew my little heart out, I could finish this quilt up. One more day is not something I have. School started again today and I should come up with some lesson plans, the laundry still isn't put away from the weekend and 9 girl scouts will arrive at my house in just a few hours. So instead of diligently finishing each step, I've gone ahead to the end and gotten enough of each step done to know what the pattern will be. It's not as bad as it seems. Step one and two are completely sewn and half squared up. The strip sets for step 3 are sewn, they just need to be sub-cut. Still, even if I don't have enough time to finish, I had enough time to start, so I'm a big ole cheater and I don't regret it a bit. Now that I've satisfied my curiosity, I need to go figure out what the scouts are going to do and make the house presentable. The kids are home all day today, so making the house presentable is a bit like pushing Jello up a hill.
While I'm on the subject of things I wish I had more time to adequately enjoy, I got a new laptop yesterday! I've been shopping for one since before Thanksgiving as mine is on it's last feeble little legs (it is flashing error messages at me as I type). Of course, as soon as I got it home, Kurt whisked it off -- to get it set up for me -- and I haven't seen again yet. So I'd love to hop on and play, but It goes on the "later" list as I take care of the immediate necessities. I am going to take time to peek in on everyone and see if they managed to get to a more satisfying stopping point than I did before Monday happened. Happy quilting.


Quilt Pixie said...

that's like fast sorwarding the DVD to see who lives or reading the last chapter of a novel before starting! you are absolutley and utterly a wretched cheater! (see my tongue in my cheek) The good news is its OK 'cause its a hobby and for your own enjoyment, so whatever order does it for you is fair game! :-)) hehehe

Hope it frees you up mentally to get through some of the "need to list" and get back to playing :-)

Amanda said...

Have fun going back for a new term - I always used to think that it was the most difficult term, because everyone was tired when they started, not having had enough rest over the holidays. Our local children started back to day and - life just isn't fair - woke up to snow!

Julie said...

I always cheat too, and I am not ashamed of it!!
I sent you an invite to the teachers who quilt group.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

I try not to cheat that is why I sewed into the wee hours of the morning. I got DH to nestle 9 patches for me. What A guy. I really like your green.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

HA! (slappin' knee) pushing jello up a hill! I have NEVER in my 33 years heard that before; HOW funny!

Yeah for you and your new laptop! hopefully by now you've been able to play with it.

Okay---now that I've seen your blocks, I'm off to peak at all the parts! Once I finish up some UFO/WIP's, I may take it on. (I'll try not to finish mine up before you finish yours though) **snicker!!!**
Happy Tuesday girly-girl.