I took my door quilt off the machine and put a customer quilt on. I have it stabilized but don't plan on working on it over the weekend. I'll work on it today but that's it until Tuesday. This is a holiday weekend and I'm not supposed to work
In the past, when I was quilting for a living, holidays were used as extra quilting time to get more work
finished. That led to me not spending time with family when most people were enjoying themselves. Not anymore! I will now use holidays as what they are intended to be.... times for rest and enjoyment and with family.
You may wonder why I'm type-talking about my holiday plans? Mostly to record it for my kids and grands to read someday in this journal. Also to tell myself.... it's ok to take time off from customer work without guilt. I'm a workaholic so sometimes I have to convince myself to slow down and enjoy life. This weekend I will spend time with my kids for the holiday. I haven't done that in many years. It may be only a phone call but that's ok too. If they didn't live so far away I might go spend a couple of days with them.
Holidays are also reminders that some of my kids have passed on and there's no chance to hug them or find out what they are up to. This is the most difficult part of holidays and probably one reason I so easily worked during holidays in the past. If I was busy working I wouldn't be thinking about what had been lost. This was unfair to the other kids. Just because I had lost some didn't mean I should avoid the others. I'm hoping to make it up to them by changing my old habits and creating new ones.
If I don't post again before Tuesday..... you'll know what I'm doing.