Tuesday, January 17, 2012

True Confessions

Have you ever had a task that you knew HAD to be done, but you also knew that you really DID NOT want to do it? Have you ever thought about said task with serious dread, for no logical reason? I have TWO of these on my list right now. It's an imaginary list really...it exists only in my brain. It's the part of my brain that contains memories of my most embarrassing moments, scarey movies I have seen, and other things that I'd rather forget about, but can't. The contents of this part of my brain follows me around like an annoying gnat or a mosquito. I try in vain to ignore it, to look the other way, so to speak. But I know that it's there. I know that the only way I am going to make the gnat go away is to face the darn thing, and do what it takes to get rid of it. It's funny, because these little annoying thoughts should not be that big of a deal. But I have succeeded in blowing them all out of proportion, and now I don't know if I am able to face them and conquer. 

Here they are:

1) I need to put away my Christmas decorations.
I know what you are thinking: "You haven't taken those down yet? I had mine down on the 26th! (Or even on New Year's Day.) How can you stand it?" I don't know why this task seems so unbearably daunting. It's not like I haven't done it a gazillion times before. But this time, for some reason, I just keep looking at those decorations and I feel totally overwhelmed by the thought of the process of the take down and pack up. 
2) I need to get a mammogram.
Yikes! I sooooo don't want to do this!! I know it's super important for women my age (over 50), but I have never done it, and I am so nervous. My daughter keeps reminding me. She started out with gentle reminders. Now she is becoming quite adamant. I don't blame her. She wants to know that she has nothing to worry about. So do I! But I keep avoiding it. Do I really have to? I mean...why do we have to let doctors mess with our female parts? It's really none of their business. Don't answer that question. I already know the answer. But I still don't want to!! 

OK. There you go. I'm sure there are other items on that list...but I have pushed them so far to the back that I don't remember them right now. All I can think about are these two. 

Maybe someone out there is a psychologist and can tell me why I am doing this. I would love to know! I seem to be able to tackle so many other tasks without a second thought... go figure. I hope that by confessing them I will now be able to overcome.

Well...Have a great rest of the week! And if you can relate to what I said, and you too are a procrastinator, take pictures of your house with your decorations still up and send them to me so I won't feel so bad! Maybe I will do a follow-up post: "Bloggers Who Don't Do Things They Should"!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

JUST IN: "Bohemian Festival' strike-offs!

Hope everyone is having a Happy New year! (So far) How are your New Year's resolutions coming?
I made it the first day...kept all my resolutions for that one day.
Day two, again, kept the resolutions.
Day three: all @%#* broke loose. I won't elaborate because it involves graphic details that I dare not expose on a public site. Let's just say I am going to get back on the horse today...later.

Why oh why is it so hard to keep those resolutions?? Sometimes I wonder if there are unseen forces at play here...I could explain but it would sound weird.
oh well.

ON to the topic of the day: BOHEMIAN FESTIVAL!
"What is that??" you might ask.
It is not a week long glorified party thrown by gypsies that you are all invited to...rather it is the name of my summer 2012 collection due to arrive on quilt shop shelves in June to be exact.
Today I am showing you a little glimpse of it from the strike-offs I was given to look over, to check for any changes I want to make in color, etc. These are little samples of the prints that are done up by the factory early on in the process, for the purpose of proofing before the final yardage gets printed.

 Luckily...and this is very rare, there were only one or two little changes I needed to make. Such as: "Darken this yellow, lighten up this pink". 

I am loving how this collection is coming together! It is going to be so much fun to sew with for spring...I am already envisioning all kinds of delightful designs coming together with these prints and colors. 
Something new (for me)...all of these fabrics can be mixed and matched to create a ton of luscious combinations for your sewing pleasure!! Rather than having three separate colorways with only a few cross-over colors, these can all work together beautifully.

We at Lila Tueller Designs also have a few new patterns in the making, so watch for those coming on the scene soon!

Hoping all of you have a wonderful, satisfying, fabulous 2012!!

Happy new Year everyone!