Sunday, August 25, 2019

Quilter's Crazies? You're Not Alone!





















Or is 'Quilter's ADD' really 'OCD'?

We can all be a bit obsessive about quilting and many about shopping. But are we guilty of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Or are we just opportunistic? We see something we could use and we have to have it?























And no,thankfully,  that is NOT my sewing room in the image, above. But it was another quilter's stash and only the part that remained after her passing.

Her family had to hold one gigantic garage sale, it was picked up by a news source and and of course, after seeing this photo..I had to blog about it,
didn't I ?

My problem is that I like to read a lot, research a lot, save a lot, and post, and blog a lot. A LOT. And of course, I like to sew, quilt, and to create. A LOT.

I don't think I want to be remembered in perpetuity for my stash, my UFO's, or my WIPS, PIGS, QUIPS or heaven forbid, quilter's ADD, OCD.......but will I?

But just in case, I had to create a Quilting Acronyms list and then after creating it, I had to share it. I could never remember who was who, and what was what, and I had invented some terms of my own by that time!

And then post them, then gadget link list them, and then print them off, and then share them...I'm still not caught up on those, yet!

My problems is that with all of my blogs, with disappearing images (6 disappeared and had to be replaced just as I was typing this post) have to be done over and over and over.

And it can get very complicated and very time consuming to be honest. So, I often feel like I am never caught up!

Catching up time.....whether virtual or in real life...is essential to my mental health and physical well being.

Plus, it's like house keeping..you redecorate for the new season and finally get the surfaces dusted and you feel like a new woman with a new outlook and lease on life!







Time to sweep out the winter blues, and welcome in the spring greens, and pinks, and corals, and turquoises, and .....no wonder I have to save photos of the newest ideas, colors, themes, house keeping tips, decorating ideas...I might want to clean or decorate or get caught up..might'n I?

However....

Springing into house keeping, seasonal decorating, catching up after winter's challenges with yard and flower beds, trying to finish up projects and still start new ones to 'keep it fresh' has made me realize this:

All of those people, I felt so sorry for because they honestly didn't realize they had quilter's ADD or even a major case of generalized OCD...well,





But then Spring becomes Summer and Summer ushers in Autumn
Maybe, I am more than just a sleep deprived crazy woman who likes to do a lot of different things and because she never, ever, ever (are getting back together) may never sleep more than that, since it's been one rather long life of it, so far.

Maybe...I'm .....shudder, shudder, shudder....one of them!
 



























 



Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.

5 comments:

Joyce Carter said...

Michele, you are so funny. I really enjoyed reading your blog post. Thank you for making my day a much better one.

O'Quilts said...

You are one of us...you are welcome
You have been in my cluttered mind
Sending you xoxoxo

Michele Bilyeu said...

Oh, Joyce! Thank you 💜

Michele Bilyeu said...

Hahaha. I was going to comment to you, but I forgot what I wanted to say already 😂

pollyanna said...

I love your entries. You are so creative and delightful. I want to be remembered by how caring and thoughtful (and cute and fun to be with) I was...gawd forbid I'm remembered for my stash!