Like a lot of quilter's, I find myself thinking about quilting a lot....like, a LOT a lot. I also consider myself a knitter and have a deep love for yarn and fiber, but I will always come back to fabric and thread as my main craft of choice.
And while I consider myself a pretty well-rounded person, with a lot of interests outside the crafting world- someway, somehow, quilting or the thought of it, seeps its way into my daily life. I think the only thing I think or talk about more would be books...and a lot of that has to do with the fact I think and talk about them for a paycheck.
But I really really love quilting, and often it's what I'd rather be doing more than anything at that moment. And sometimes I may sound a little nuts to a non-quilter (Muggle as Frances says).
Here's what happens when you like quilting more than...
"Hey, it's a beautiful day out, let's take a walk!"
You: "Today is a designated sewing day, the first I've had in months. I'll open a window."
"Hey, you look a little tired. Fun night?"
You: "I was up late finishing a quilt. Before I knew it, it was 2 am."
"Have you seen that quilt everyone's Pinning? It's gorgeous!"
You: "I know, I love it! I bought the pattern and I'm adding it to my "quilts-I-want-to-make" list. I should be able to get to it in...23 years."
"I'm headed to IKEA, want to come?"
You: "Oh sure! I've been meaning to get another bookshelf for my stash...and there's this cute rolling cart I want to see in person before I buy it...and I need some backing fabric....wait, maybe we should take my van."
"Mom, what's for dinner?"
"Maybe we should try yellow in the family room."
You: "Yellow?!?! I don't have any quilts that go with yellow walls!"
Chatting on the Phone
"So what do you think?"
You: "Huh?..oh sorry! I was trying to figure out why my tension is off...what were you saying?"
"Hey, let's get it on."
You: "WAIT! Pull the quilt back first, sheesh!"
You: "Just don't invite anyone over for the next 3 months!"
Going to a Party
"Hey, so-and-so is throwing a party, want to go?"
You: "I only have 99 more triangles to sew together...so I'll pass."
"Boy, that new workout I'm doing burns a lot of calories."
You: "I count my sewing machine motor as calories burned."
"You don't have to put everything in caps. You got into a popular quilting class, I get it."
You: "NO YOU DON'T GET IT! IT'S WITH VELDA NEWMAN!!! VELDA.FREAKING.NEWMAN!" (insert favorite teacher here)
"So...I can't talk about quilts anymore. What else have you been up to?"
And this is what it's like inside my head a little too often. Share your quilting-trumps-all experiences below, I'd love to know I'm not the only crazy one around here! ;-)