Friday, February 3, 2012


Contrary to what some people think (my husband) I actually have a job. It's a little different from many other jobs. But it's still work. I still have to budget my time. I still get burned out (sometimes). And I still have to pull long nights to finish projects for deadlines.

Yesterday was a VERY productive day. However the nature of my job prevents me from showing you how productive just yet. What I can tell you is that I fniished 4 quilts yesterday.

Before you start thinking I'm some sort of quilting Terminator (Sorry, I have boys) I need to clarify. There's the 'Needs to be Pieced' stack that consists of folds of fabric carefully selected for a particular project. These are numerous and scattered throughout my studio but 2 are on High Priority status right now.

Then there's the 'Needs to be Quilted' stack that consists of pieced quilt tops waiting to be sandwiched and quilted. There is only one of these stacks but is almost more daunting that the plethora of 'Needs to be Pieced' stacks. This stack can range between 1 and 12 quilts on any given day. At this very point in time there are 3 quilts in this stack.

Lastly, there's the 'Needs to be Bound' stack. This stack is self explanitory and actaully embarassing. I HATE BINDING! I'm not sure why. It's that last little bump to get over before the project is complete but I often let quilts sit for days or weeks (even months) before binding them. Yesterday was an exception- I bound 4 quilts. Yes, the same 4 that made it to the FINISHED stack along with 1 that made it to the 'Need to be Quilted' stack and the 2 'Need to be Pieced' quilts cut out and ready to go.

So yesterday when the hubs walked in the door, I was laying on the couch half-dead (certainly brain-dead) watching old 'Big Bang Theory' episodes. He asked what I'd been doing all day and when I replied 'Working' he chuckled and said 'Uh huh' in his you-don't-have-a-real-job sort of voice. I showed him. I went to bed. He had to do dishes.  :o)

P.S.- Don't forget to check out on Sunday for my designer spotlight! 


Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

HA! Great post! I know so many people that think I don't "work" little do they know!!! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Fun post - I'm retired, so that is always a good fall back!

Yvonne said...

If I would be closer to you I would bind your quilts for you Emily! That would make work a little easier for you....

MB in MI said...

HAHAHAHA! Keep up the good WORK!
:-) great post

amy smart said...

I hear you. You're good in my book.

PS I've got mad binding skillz. Seriously, I'd love to help if you need it. (Binding is the only time I get to sit and watch TV, so I like having the excuse to do it. I've got a bunch of episodes of Downton Abbey and Project Runway to catch up on!)

Georgia Peach said...
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Georgia Peach said...

I too would offer to bind your quilts; I love doing that part! Am binding one now and like you I am watching many, many recorded episodes of Big Bang Theory. I love that show!!!

And I am at home all day working too but get asked "What did you do all day?" too. LOL