Stop the World…
Stop the world, I want to get off. Well not really, but sometimes my world seems to gather speed, spinning wildly and I can barely hang on. This happens whenever my life is off balance because it seems all aspects, family, health, commitments, art and more demand my immediate attention. True, I make the commitments and set the priorities, but it can be so difficult to just say no, pause, take a deep breath and reassess.
So what has me wanting a break this week? I was determined, make that laser focused, to finishing row #9 of In the Beginning. Done! It was also an “on” week for Project Quilting, so I had a “bonus” quilt to make. Managed that, too. But wait, this is the first week of a new color in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and no color was announced. Panic. I had even managed to “reserve” time to sew on Thursday. I checked, checked back and checked again. This morning I learned the color is green. Phew. I’ll finish that thought in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge section. Let’s call a halt to the insanity for now.
One burden/treat I opted for in 2023 is to participate in Project Quilting. It seemed a good way to force, or at least encourage myself, to work faster. Most of my art quilts take 3 – 4 months from start to finish. Project Quilting provides a prompt on Sunday and you are expected to make a quilted projected based on the prompt no later than the following Sunday. Thank goodness there are only six prompts all together. A full year of this pressure cooker way of quilting would be too much. I would put an end to it by bailing out.
When I designed How does Your Garden Grow? for the 2023 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I purposefully didn’t include green flowers, although I knew green would crop up in at least one month. I figured I would use the stems and leaves that month. Sometimes when you want to stop the world the universe gives you the necessary break. I didn’t need to make a green block, I already had several. I will make more stem and leaf combos next week.
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