You always have time to do the things you put first. Well, in my life--it's not quilting. I work full time, have a home to take care of along with two high maintenance pups that think they are people. While I would love a full-time laundry service, chef and maid service -- alas I am just blessed with - a home full of love from Don and the pups along with 3 shelves of quilt fabric.
I know quilting is a passion because even though I have days when I'm exhausted -- I still want to quilt. So I plan for exhaustion-- because I know it's going to happen.
These cutout squares will turn into flying geese blocks. I cut them out when I'm not tired and tuck them into a basket. Many nights if I just take twenty minutes to quilt, I count the day a win.
My mother worked outside of the home from the time I was 8 until she retired. I have all these great memories of us cooking together, sewing for me, ironing (lots of ironing), cleaning, sitting at my football games, dance lessons... but I never remember her ever doing anything simple for herself. Even in retirement, her life generally revolves around my dad and taking care of him.
I can't imagine a life without quilting.....