I don't know about you, but I've noticed there's some sort of temporal anamoly that happens in my sewing room. Fifteen minutes in my sewing room is apparently equal to 2 hours in the world outside that space. How does that happen? It must be Time Magic.
Years ago, a friend of mine asked me to make her a quilt. I promised I would, just as soon as she picked out the pattern and the fabric. About once a year, she'd ask me about the quilt, and I'd remind her about that whole pattern thing, and then... you know how it goes. Earlier this year, inspiration struck, and I KNEW this New Age friend of mine would love a quilt made of Dresdens, which would remind her of Mandalas. I tossed the idea out to her, and she got so excited, told me there was no rush. "No Rush" fits great into my schedule. And then she did something unexpected: she got engaged! Not only that, but she told me she's moving out of state, since her soon-to-be husband has a home back East. I am ecstatic for her, though I'm not ecstatic about her living that far away. But her children are here, so I know she'll be back to visit.
With her announcement, the "quilt for a friend" turned into "wedding present". I had told her I would do my best, but I couldn't promise to have it done before her upcoming wedding on November 5th. She said, "Oh, you've got longer than that. I'm not moving until the 10th." Oy! I told her I would do my best, and then she said, "I will send you Time Magic, so you can get it done in time." I started it on October 16th, working on it a few minutes here and there. By October 23rd, I had all the blocks completed and sewn together. There was a delay as I waited for some specific fabric so I could finish the border, but now that's done. Today is October 29th, and I'm going to spend time this morning layering, then I can get to quilting. And I already know the quilting designs I'm going to use. Will I have it done in time? The jury's still out on that one. But if the quilting goes as quickly and as easily as the blocks did, there's reason to hope.
Now if only Time Magic worked with laundry...