"They Take As Long As They Take"

Last Sunday I had a lovely afternoon sewing with quilting friends. We were all part of the same Round Robin for many years, which is how we got to know each other. (Actually they are all still part of the Round Robin. I dropped out when my life became busier and more complicated a few months ago.) While we sewed I showed them the blocks I have been working on, and lamented (or whined!) that my productivity has been very low this winter. My lack of desire to quilt in the winter is a pattern. I should just accept that winter is my time to lie fallow, and that it is ok.

Friend 1 then said about her quilt-in-progress, "I didn't think I would be working on this quilt this long."

Friend 2 replied, "They take as long as they take."

That is going to be my mantra about the quilt I am working on now. I have almost 4 blocks finished and many more to go, but it is just going to take as long as it takes. And I am ok with that. At least until spring comes.