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LilyFestre Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House (1682* d) RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House 02 Mar 18


We are having an unexpected family day at home due to the snow storm.    Pete made a wonderful breakfast, Jeremiah is cleaning his room and I am soon going to tuck away into my sewing room in hopes of completing a quilt top for the House of Care this weekend. It is a signature quilt and over 70 cancer survivors have signed different blocks. There are still at least 70+ open blocks to be signed. My hope is that the quilt top will be at Geisinger by the end of the week and then folks at the House of Care and people at the clinic will be able to sign the remaining open blocks. It was offered as a gift of love and thankfulness for my time at the House of Care but the higher ups want the quilt on a given date and are breathing down my neck about it so now it feels more like a chore. I overestimated my available time and energy when calculating the due date. I work 60+ hours a week, drive 30 to 45 minutes each way to work (unless it's snowing and then it's longer), take care of my family, take care of our home, grocery shop, cook, take Jeremiah to soccer, swimming and guitar lessons and then church on Sundays sometimes if the weather is good and I'm not completely wiped out...and the quilt. I don't think I will ever commit to creating something handmade for anyone ever again. I will simply make something and share it when it is complete. *whew* I will spend a few quiet moments handling each block and reading each signature/quote focusing on that to bring me back to my original heartfelt wish to make something out of love for people who are so very deserving.

So.....my hope is that by tomorrow, my sewing room will be decluttered of one more quilt top. :)

Michelle


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