Tuesday, July 12, 2011

White Rabbit Syndrom

I'm late!  I'm late for a very important date!!!

I am enormously goal oriented and deadline driven.  This is not actually a bad thing given I am a self-employed craftsperson, relying on the production and sales of my own textiles (not to mention teaching and writing about weaving) for my income.

But there are times that panic can set in when I see those goals not being met, or hear the sound of deadlines as they whoosh by.

Today was one of those days.

I have been supremely focused on getting first the merino/bamboo/silk yarns used up which I did accomplish successfully, and then on using up the last of the silk gimp dyed warps.  My intention was to get those warps off my floor out of the storage bins and woven up, if not actually finished, finished, before the yarns for my new prototype cloth arrived.


Guess what arrived today and me with still 3 more warps to weave?

Panic set in and I started to spin.  Not a very helpful situation.

So, I took a deep breath, centered myself, reminded myself that these are self-imposed goals and deadlines and that the world was not going to end just because the post office had been a bit more efficient than anticipated and delivered that rather large box of yarns to my mailbox a couple of days sooner than expected.

Perhaps maturity is beginning to set in because I calmed down, selected a mauve slightly varigated weft for warp #3 and wove it off. 

I also made a resolution that I would not let panic set in again, forcing me to stay home and dress the loom with warp #2 tonight so that I can finish warp #1 tomorrow.  Rather I will go to the guild drop in with a few more shawls to tie the fringes on, dress the loom tomorrow with #2 and finish the last warp on Thursday.  And then I will change looms, threading the AVL with the new cloth design and weave some samples.  I hope to have some ready to show off on Saturday, but if not?  The world will still not end.

Currently reading 40 words for sorrow by Giles Blunt

1 comment:

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

That's one of the good things about being self-employed -- you can change some "deadlines." Of course, one's boss is often more demanding than the average boss! And who would have expected Canada Post to be so FAST?! (especially while cleaning up the backlog after the strike...) I'm sure that twisting fringe with friends was more fun than doing it alone.