Last night I got my Halloween Swap blocks finished and they are all ready to be mailed to Jane at lunchtime today. Not bad considering I did not join the swap until last Saturday afternoon, right? The thing is, I know (and those who know me well know too) that even if I had signed up for this swap back on June 1 when signups began, I still probably would have been doing the blocks very close to the deadline. It seems most of my real productivity only comes with a deadline - which is why I make more gifts than projects for myself. Not that there is anything wrong with making things for others - to the contrary - but I would love to be able to be more productive without the deadlines looming.
I know I am not alone because some of my friends are the same way - I won't mention names - you know who you are! So I want to know - are you like that too? has anyone been like that and conquered the deadline thing - if so, how did you do it? Sometimes I wonder if I should just stop fighting it and go with it - although I've tried the self-imposed deadline thing and didn't fool myself - deep down I knew there was no consequence if the deadline came and went.
So if you've read this far without any pretty pictures to look at you deserve some kind of reward - this is my 99th post. It took longer than I thought it would to get here but here I am. So leave a comment on this post and on my 100th post I will announce a winner and send them a little something - don't know what yet but I am setting a deadline for myself of this Saturday to have something made - so that's when my 100th post will be -this Saturday!
Have a pieceful day!