Thursday, November 10, 2005


Ok, so I really couldn't find monsters last week. However, Crazymakers I can see clearly.

The Crazymakers in my life have to have a relationship with everyone they meet. Everyone. Now, I know the name of my hairdresser, but I could not tell you the names of his kids. Heck, I didn't even know his last name for a while. I could not tell you the name of my mail man. I recognize people at the grocery store, but I don't know their life history. I do know people who work at the quilt store, but really not all that well. But my crazymaker friends know everyone and everything about everyone.

Maybe it is rude, but I am just not that interested. I have enough on my own plate without knowing about everything about everyone I ever meet. I have good friends who I like and support and know very well. But just a few.

I have been working lately, even before reading this chapter, on limiting my "toxic" relationships. There are times when I feel like other people are trying to take over my life. I don't like that and am resisting it more and more.

Anyway, I have a bunch of kit quilts to finish up as the result of a crazymaker. I suppose taking the time to finish them is still giving in somewhat, but I invested time and money into them, so I feel like I should finish. Better start sewing...


Allison said...

There is such wisdom, and such a huge dividend of peace in "minding one's own business". It sounds like you know and practice that! I'm trying to do more of that myself... ;-) ...

Debra Spincic said...

FWIW, I thought I was going to make kits to sell on eBay last year. I bought some Joann Fabric BOM to use as a basis when they were on clearance. I made the wallhanging & then some of my on-line friends encouraged me to add another border, then another border. Now it is a great king sized quilt gracing our bed.

I wanted to throw my hands up in disgust more than once but I had gotten into it and I knew I needed to finish it. I also wanted to do some basket blocks and it has many of those. But now they are out of my system too. So is making kits to sell.

It was an exercise I needed to do & now I have a great quilt to boot.

Go ahead and finish the kits & quickly move on. They are going to be great presents for someone and you won't have to be at the mall shopping!