Well no real robbery.  It was a theft of sleep.  The Sandman did not arrive.  The Dream Catcher had nothing to catch.  The night was only 4 hours long.  It is going to be a long day.

I have been trying ever so diligently to follow the best advice available to make a night of good sleep.  I know the difference now as I have had glimpses of what a good nights sleep can do for you.  In fact Saturday night was one of those so last night I was very hopeful to repeat the experience.  Oh well I live in hope!!!

As I was tossing around I was trying to pinpoint what the problem could be this time.  It came to me that it might be the new project that popped in my mind yesterday out of the blue.  Perhaps that was it.

A new project brings about excitement.  It brings with it planning.  It brings with it organization.  If I am making a quilt a new project brings in color.  When I choose colors I keep in mind who the color palette of the recipient.  What colors do they wear?  What colors do they use in decorating their homes?

A new project to me is reminiscent of falling in love.  It begins with the flirting with the idea of the project.  To understand better we ask the questions to know more about the project.  This is followed by the times when you take out the thoughts and try them in different settings to see if they work.  Next is the final decision to engage the project and make a date to actually complete it.  Time is spent to make the plans.  Lastly is the execution of blending all this into a union to bring the project to fullness.  The analogy works for me!

With all that flowing through my mind it is no wonder I could not sleep.  I did get up and write out a plan thinking that it would get this out of my head.  Evidently that was a good choice as I did finally sleep for a few hours.

Projects are so much fun for me.  The burst of energy in the beginning is addictive.  The follow through can be as much fun.  Then again it can become a chore.  Take the floors – what a good project idea that was and ended well.  It was all the work in the middle that was an issue.

I have so many projects going that I in all good sense I should not start another.  I have to do the fall cleaning.  I have three embroidery samplers I’d like to finish.  I have 4 quilts in the works.  I have a bookshelf full of books I want to read.  I have things on my list that must be done before the deadlines!  AND surprise above all other things Thanksgiving is only 10 weeks away.  Christmas is coming and gifts need to be purchased wrapped and delivered!!! 

There it is – the thinking.  Got to turn off my flights into the future and project world!  With this kind of thinking I may not ever sleep again!




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