Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable day. Although I have pulled into the slow lane to enjoy the scenery my day was a little frantic. I over estimated how long it would take me to finish one of my group UFOs. It’s a project we started last year. We’re trying to do a few group projects every year. Each one of our ladies quilted at least one nine patch block during one session and in a later session learned how to join the blocks using the quilt as you go method.
We managed to join the rows and ended up with one quilt top in two sections. So, I set off this morning and joined the two sections. That went well. I pieced the outer border sections and started attaching them to the sides of the quilt. I did a really good job on one side and got complacent on the second side. So that second side has to be ripped out so I can put it right.
The reason I’m telling you this is not because I’m moaning about it. No, I’m telling you this because we all make mistakes. I couldn’t possibly leave the mistake and pretend that it didn’t exist. Everyone has bad days. Why should I be any different. So, I will spend some time stitch ripping tomorrow during our group meeting.
I’ve learned a lesson ….. check your work at every stage just to be sure it’s as good on the back as it is on the front. I was confident that everything was OK on both sides. Well it wasn’t. So there.
It’s been a busy day in my little world. I answered several emails and phone calls. I took Maisie for a hair cut and went for groceries. By the time lunchtime rolled around I didn’t have much energy left. That’s when things started going wrong in my sewing room.
As I sit here typing this post the sun decided to show itself. We enjoyed dark skies and rain most of the day but now that the sun is shining I feel less discouraged about todays mistake. In my quest to make forward movement I kind of made more work for myself. However, I’m not giving up. I’m determined to finish the quilt for next month’s meeting of the Burnopfield Belles. This will clear a little corner of my sewing room and a little corner in my mind. I’m just realising that life is not a race. And when the going gets tough we should tell the tough to clear out.
So, I guess that’s my report for today. It may be a little meagre but it is what’s been happening in happy stitching manor today. I will be attending my monthly volunteer group meeting tomorrow. The Burnopfield Belles will welcome me with open arms. We’ll work out a plan of action for our upcoming group projects and no doubt we will talk about all the irritating current events. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until next time,
Let’s all keep on stitching.