We did it again – second week in a row, quilting all night long!! Karin, the goodie bag coordinator of our planned quilt festival in 2013, and I started working on a new project for these goodie bags and having homes, husbands, kids, pets, cooking, cleaning, paperwork, teaching and what else to keep us occupied during the day, the night time was all that was left.
In hindsight I however think that this was a matter of cut your nose to spite your face or the 2 of us are totally brain dead. We got rather fed up with everybody having an opinion on what should or should not be in the goodie bags but o boy, don’t dare ask to donate or make, then you should hear the complaints. My dad loved the saying “if you want something done, do it yourself” and this is what this night boiled down to.
All started out well, our pattern worked, our fabric matched and our project looked good and we were chuffed and then the cutting started. We decided to do the harder (batting) part first and about here reality hit – we cut and cut and cut and cut even more and after what seemed like a lifetime, we haven’t even done a tenth of what is needed for every project. I took a photo – this pile of batting will ONLY be enough for ONE tenth of the total of this project!!!!
This photo was taken somewhere between 2 and 3 am and anyone who has ever stayed up a whole night (ask any nurse) will know that between 2 and 4 am your tiredness reach a peak and you start giggling about the most ridiculous nonsense. We giggled so badly here that we almost could not sit still long enough to take this photo.
Just before 5 am Karin gave me the REALLY bad news. In order for us to finish on time, we will have to make 65 of these per month between the two of us. I even took out the calculator at that time of the morning to see if she didn’t make a mistake somewhere but no, she was dead right.