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I love all things sewing!  It's all about the creative journey.  All my blog posts are letters to my sewing alter-ego - Lola!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Proquiltinating - A Very Real Syndrome!

Dear Lola,

It is official - I suffer from Proquiltinating.  It’s a syndrome that involves becoming so wrapped up in working on quilts that you forget about doing the laundry, the dishes or picking up your children from school.

I am completely transported into the space-time continuum – maybe Albert Einstein was a secret quilter!  He knew that a person could completely lose complete track of time and space!  Being near fabric in your sewing space or in a fabric store – stops time!  Nothing else matters!

As you know, I work at Wish Upon A Quilt, and when I’m there – my work doesn’t even feel like work.  I could stay there all the time and it’s fun.  I’m happy and I am amazed everyday when the workday has come to a close.  I think to myself – where has the time gone?

If anyone out there suffers from this syndrome as well – I’d like to hear from you.  Is there a cure or a way to at least curb the symptoms!  I have a notion that it’s an incurable syndrome – in fact – I don’t think anyone dies saying I wish I’d done more housework, but I can certainly imagine a quilter in the throes of death lamenting she didn’t finish her proverbial “Sistine Chapel” of a quilt.

Some might liken this to an addiction.  I can see that.  In fact, I am not ashamed to admit it – quilting is my drug!