18 April, 2007
red & white sampler
Decided not to make the "I" a "J" after all. It's been a busy week with the good weather, I've been spending more time with Darwin working on his traing excersizes, and spending some time in the garden. Still, I'm most happy just sitting quietly working on this sampler that has now managed to completely have my attention! Usually I work on more than one project at a time, and end up with the feeling nothing really gets done, so working on one motif at a time and finishing it in a day or two gives me a feeling of having completed something. I think I needed that because I didn't get that while working on quilts. Not that I don't have the perseverence or need immediate satisfaction when deciding to work on a project, it's just fun to see something done relatively quickly once in a while.
I still have to stitch on my second frienship sampler and have a week to complete it. The design and colored threads are ready and waiting. But I must admit that I've become very lazy working in just one color and that's the reason I haven't started it yet. It's just so much easier to grab one color and start counting.....
Today my friend and I are stopping by the quilt shop to pick up some fabric. It's the last fabric I promised myself I'd buy for a very, very long time. The fabric closet is getting full and It's almost a shame to see all that beautful stash just sitting there waiting to become something, so this batch of beautiful baticks will be the last I'll get. Then the only trips I'll take will be to get batting or backing or anything else I absolutely need to complete a project.
Yes, you say, I've heard that before! But this time, I'm serious!
Adding to my book collection however, is not included in this resolution....(smile).....