Are you busy during the holidays? That sounds like a rhetorical question, doesn’t it? Who isn’t busy during the holidays. The only way I know to counteract the busy-ness is to cut back. So, why I can’t I do this?
What I really want to do is spend time in the studio working on Sue. I am working on Sue, just not for the number of hours I envisioned myself devoting to her this week. There is always next week.
One thing I am accomplishing is moving forward with the appliqué. I am very fortunate to have a substantial design wall. This allows me to hang Sue at gallery height and view her whenever I come up the stairs. Why is this important? When I am up close and personal with my art all I see are the flaws. However, when I stand back the tiny flaws disappear and things look much better. Frustrating as it is to redo my work, especially when I am over busy, I will. One advantage of appliqué is if you don’t like what you see, simply cover it up with something better.
Yes, a redo is certainly in order with Sue’s elastic waistband. That will have to wait until next week. I’m too busy now.
When I am not working on Sue, I am working on my 2024 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. Life got so busy this week, I didn’t think I would manage any time on my 2024 RSC quilt. I did squeak in 90 minutes working on the central black and white segments for the next batch of blocks. Honestly, taking the time to do this provides me with a restorative respite. Now I have energy to face a rapid pace overly full next week.
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