Thursday, January 2, 2014

Too Relaxing

I admit it.  I set goals, and then I let them lie there.  They're useless, if you don't act upon them. 

They whispered at me, so I did something.  It wasn't want I intended, but it was forward progress.  The last thing I did in the Studio was finish this Christmas card/quiltlet.  All it needed was the backing and the signature.  It took longer to change the thread than it did to finish the card.
What distracted me?  Well, it was that box of Christmas scraps, that's what!  There were all those 2.5" squares that keep coming out of the box then going back in.  And then they get all messed up, and I discover them anew each December.  Let's do something about them!
Once a few had been sewn together, well of course I had to put them on the wall with the other leftover Christmas blocks.  They might work well together.
Wait!  What happened to the block with the yellow squares in the corners?  Pixel!
On another note, I put an hour or so into handquilting an ENDLESS project from decades ago.  It's not all that big, it's just BORING, and it's 80% finished.  I might set a goal to finish it in the next two weeks, but I don't want my goals to have me feeling oppressed.  A better goal is to put in an hour of hand quilting each day.  Or maybe an hour of handwork.  Or maybe?

Today's goal is to finish all the tedious chores on my to do list, so that I get to squeeze in some sort of quilting activity.  Any is better than none.  Goals are good!


Quiltedtime said...

Looks like we were having similar interferences today with our pets. Gotta love 'em!

Hope the stolen block is still in good shape.

Elaine said...

My goal is to do like you said in your blog-get in some quilting each day. I had planned to sew all day today and my day got interrupted. Didn't get home until 3:30 and I almost said, "no sewing today", but after dinner I went into my studio and got almost as much accomplished in 2 hours as I had planned to do all day. Step by step. I like the Christmas quilt!