Saturday, March 15, 2008
Making a List, Checking It Twice
Are you a listmaker? For better or worse, I sure am. Last night, as we watched Jay Leno, there I sat with a notebook, making THE LIST! Why do I do this? I don't know, but I have this compulsion to make them. So, I thought and listed things to get done this weekend. Then, there are things to do Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Whew! Thursday is my "Knot" meeting and I've been asked to show some of the members how to bead the edges of pincushions, pillows...that kind of thing. Ok. That will require a list of things to take so I don't forget an essential item. On Friday, I am attending an event sponsored by my quilt guild which we call "Arkansas Women on the Loose" or AWOL. It starts Friday afternoon, we will work/laugh/talk all night I expect. The same on Saturday, then we go home at 5:00 in the evening. We take things we want to work on with each person having their own table. I am taking my Grace quilt frame, intending to make progress on a small quilt that has been neglected lately. I am looking forward to it...we are always inspired by all the ideas bouncing around the room and greatly enjoy visiting with each other. I will be doing a demo there about appliqueing on wool. Yes....yet another list!!! Listmaking is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I nearly always know (even at the last minute) what I need to pack, shop for, clean, etc. On the other hand, I spend a lot of TIME making these detailed LISTS. Does it pay off? Well, who really knows, as sometimes...just sometimes...I forget a very important item. Like the time I was in a town far away from home to teach and lecture for two days and found (with the exception of what I had on) that I had left my clothes at home! Life goes on and, for me, the lists do too!