Today is What's Leah Working on Wednesday and I have a confession to make: I haven't quilted on Shadow Self in a whole week.
There's no point in posting photos cause she hasn't changed a bit. She's been rolled into this ball all week:
I've officially had to put her on hold (why not? she doesn't have a deadline!) while I've been quilting the squares for the beginner DVD.
Fortunately all the squares were finished on Sunday so I should be able to get back to her this weekend. All I want to do right now is go upstairs, lock the door, and quilt like a junkie getting her fix.
But it's times like these that a perfectly wonderful quilt becomes my bitterest enemy. I really start to go a bit crazy about finishing a project, so overwhelmed by the idea of the final goal, when I really should be enjoying the process, smelling the roses, yadda yadda.
So maybe it's a good thing that I haven't been able to quilt on her this week.
Instead I have spent every waking hour slamming through this DVD project. 10 blocks stitched on Saturday and 10 blocks on Sunday make for a total of 30 awesome quilt blocks ready to be photographed, edited, muted, dubbed, and finally produced into files.
Yesterday I edited 7 videos, dubbed 20, which in retrospect was about 4 days worth of work rolled into one. This morning I got up again and have 10 more videos to record audio for, then figure out how they're all going to fit onto 2 DVDs.
In a perfect world, DVDs would have unlimited space. Not just a measly 4.7 G, which is really pathetic!
Yes, I sound crazy. What can I say? I'm a type A personality and a project taking even 2 weeks longer than I expect drives me totally nuts.
I find myself daydreaming about having a personal assistant, or heck, a whole team of personal assistants capable of graphic design, video editing, book writing, and publishing who would take this whole project and make it into...what? Something smaller and less insane? That would be nice.
When I started this thing I didn't know how big 365 was. I didn't even really realize how big 150 of something was!
So it's now huge and unwieldy and I apologize for the lack of ability to move around easily or find the designs by texture or design type. More organization is on my list of things to do, but that list is now like 1 million things long.
There is so much I want to do with this project, so much that I want to share and explore with these textures, but there's also only me working on this!
So be patient and I promise in two years this really will be a lot better organized, much easier to navigate, have loads more information, and many more ways of digesting the designs.
Sorry for the rant today. I love the suggestions ya'll send in so don't stop sending them in, even if it might take me a really long time to act on what you suggest.
Let's go quilt,