Avoidance in disguise

I could spend the rest of my life, even a long life, organizing my studio and finishing incomplete work.

Started sorting this morning and made give away piles, maybe-sell piles, village-quilt-teeny-geometric piles, and found many, many quilts half done. Also a few all the way done.

(I was in the basement because of tree work over at the school. The noise level is fairly tolerable now but just wait until they start grinding branches).

The problem with a space that affords potentially endless and productive activity is that it can serve as a sneaky tool of avoidance. You’d think my laptop was covered in cactus spines or snot the way I’m avoiding it.

So, in the school of Find the Thing You Can Say Yes To (Even If it’s Ridiculously Small) I found something I can say yes to: go through and make sure chapter headings match my table of contents. Bye!

17 thoughts on “Avoidance in disguise

  1. Mo Crow

    I like how procrastination keeps me almost civilized, when else would I bother with cleaning the windows and getting the dust bunnies out of the corners or do the annual tax or catch up on correspondence!?

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Cleaning is one of the very best modes of procrastination — you got that right!

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  2. deb

    I’m finding myself cornered too, but the dragons are imaginary. No one is going to eat me or roast me alive if I don’t do X,Y, or Z. In fact, Eff ’em all for now.

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  3. Nancy

    Procrastination…ugh. I can be the Queen of procrastination! I only wish cleaning was my procrastination TOC (tool of choice). Love the green cloud sky fabric and the idea of just one small thing getting done. I guess I Have done that, without really noticing. Have fun playing in your hide-away space 🙂

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Here’s something I have put off and put off—figuring out why I can’t leave comments on your blog. Maybe this week?!

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  4. Joanne in Maine.

    YOU HAVE THE BEST FABRIC SASH IN THE WORLD.
    I literally go crazy seeing your cloth choices.

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  5. Liz A

    I’m loving those fine stitches in the last image … and yeah, I’ve been procrastinating, too … but with absolutely nothing to show for it … at least you have that

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  6. Saskia

    ‘the problem with space’
    ha!
    I know I cannot take ánything with me into the grave, but that has never prevented me from accumulating enough to fill a second house
    love that last image with the fine stitches, lime-greens & earthy tones

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