Friday, February 18, 2022
Monday, February 7, 2022
Greetings from a sunny ( and balmy) snowy Northeast Ohio!!
It's 37 degrees F. and after the cold days last week, it feels quite nice. I might not even wear gloves outside today?!? Yes, all those comedy routines and jokes about us apply when the winter sun is shining and it gets up to freezing! We are on the downhill side of winter and the year round resident birds like cardinals and tufted titmice have started territorial singing as the daylight increases. Hearing them cheers me right up and is a signal to my brain that spring is coming!!
How many new projects have you started this year so far?
I found one!! It's Katja Marek's Homage to Grandmother's Flower Garden. Have you seen it? It's a stunning layout! The pace is doable since the quilt is broken into 52 weekly sections. I'm using 3/4" finished hexagons because it's larger than I want with the 1" that she has used. And since I already have an EPP project going, I'm machine piecing this one using the Set-In Piecing Simplified chain piecing technique.
So it might seem like all I'm doing is stitching?
That about sums it up -- mostly all I'm doing is stitching. But I think I've stumbled onto a more upbeat strategy for not feeling guilty about it. For some (inspired?) reason, I didn't make a "to-do" list last week?!? Instead, I did "got-it-done" lists at the end of each day. Everyday there were two or three household chores done plus the stitching and no guilt. It amounted to the same amount of daily housework and sewing as usual, but not having the "to-do" list guilt was great!! Soooo, the "to-do" list will only have notations for tasks I might forget and very few deadlines.
Up with the "got-it-done" lists because accomplishments build positive momentum!!
And that's a good thing!
Have a guilt-free week!!