vrijdag 7 januari 2011

Many starts, mini finishes

There once was a quilter named Min,
Whatever she'd see, she'd begin.
A large quilt, a small quilt,
A doll quilt, a wall quilt.
"I'll finish these later," said Min.

"Now what shall I start on today?
I guess it will be applique.
Some birds in a group,
I'll frame with a hoop.
Today, though, I'll put them away.

I think I will make a new vest,
In silk, or cotton would be best --
Trapunto I'll do,
Then Sunbonnet Sue!
But now I will give them a rest.

A tote bag I've wanted to sew,
And then I'll try quilt-as-you-go.
A radiant Star
For next year's bazaar --
Just when they'll be done, I don't know.

For Christmas I've got projects galore --
A tree skirt, a wreath for the door.
I'll make a soft box,
And red quilted socks,
And what's not completed, I'll store."

"Is anything finished?" asked Son.
Her answer could only be, "None."
So, Min made a vow:
She would not allow
More new projects -- well, maybe just one.

(Author: Bee Neeley Kuckelman)

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Ik denk dat we ons allemaal in ieder geval wel een beetje in zullen herkennen.

    Groetjes Yvon.

  2. Inderdaad heel herkenbaar. Een valkuil voor heel veel van ons borduursters.....

  3. Tja, wat kunnen we hier nog aan toevoegen....


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