I have a condition. A malady. It could be a disease, although I don’t want to visit a professional to find out. I call it “3/4 Sickness”. What is this scary sounding affliction, you ask? It has to do with crafting.
Let me explain.
See, I like to do crafts and such. I like to sew. I knit. I scrapbook. And when I first start a project, I am super gung ho. I am in a hurry to get started. I begin to ignore the demands of the household, of the children, of anything really, just so I can work on my all important project. Let’s take a quilt, for example.
I cut, I piece, I begin to sew. My project takes shape. I get the top completely done, I cut the batting to size, place it with the backing. And then I put it up for two months because I am sick unto death of looking at it and feel like if I have to touch it one more time I will have to start drinking alcohol.
(Editor’s note: I realize that many of you aren’t quilters and so that previous paragraph reads like this “words words words sew words words words alcohol”. That’s OK.)
Are any of you this way? Do you, too, experience 3/4 sickness? Do you get 3/4 of the way through a project and begin to hate life? And the most important question: is there any medication I can take? Diet Coke and Reese’s Cups don’t seem to be working.