My SIL-to-be was visiting my Mum last week and admired the lap quilt I made her for Christmas. My dear old Mum then asked her if she would like me to make her a wedding quilt.
If I were younger, I would insert an expletive at this point. I mean who in their right mind volunteers someone else to make a wedding quilt? Only a non-quilter of course.
After losing sleep over it for a night, I came up with a solution. I re-created the lap quilt my SIL-to-be had seen at Mums place, and sewed like a mad thing all weekend to get it done. It’s now waiting to go in the post. Better a quilt in hand, than the vague possibility of one next year.
No doubt the guilt will eventually pass, and I may yet make them a wedding quilt, but it will be my decision to do so, made after carefully reviewing my existing workload and capabilities. I couldn’t do anything but my best for such a special quilt after all!
I’d like to say this decision-making occurred as a result of my new resolve to ignore the word “should” in my life, but it was actually The Hubbie who talked me out of committing to making a Wedding Quilt. Occasionally, he just makes good sense.
Happy quilting, and have a good week.