That last post

Hmpf. Lessons I have recently learned.

  • You guys are all so very nice. I actually knew that before.
  • Extra nice are the folks who left me comments reassuring me and encouraging me to continue, even though I was too down to respond. Thank you. 
  • Don’t layout a big project when only half done. You will be disappointed about your progress.
  • Don’t combine anxiety about one project and frustration about another one AT THE SAME TIME. This will lead to more anxiety and frustration.
  • Do distract yourself with other things, or non-quilt things. I’m still working on this. 

Here’s something small I did.

I remade this really pretty wonky star from the swap earlier this year. On the left is the original, rather beige background. On the right is the much better, scrappy white. Block is 12″ finished.

Small steps.


And some non-progress too

I would much rather be sewing more Jacob’s Ladder blocks but somehow there isn’t enough time to cut fabric let alone sew it. I blame too many work hours, Easter (another hellish holiday for cake decorators), and a soon to be eleven year old who wants ALLLLLL the things for her birthday. Yes, I do have problems with life/work balance.

So in the “I have ten minutes to spare” category I pulled out all my stars from the wonky star swap. The last set arrived a week or two ago. Mmm, maybe three weeks ago. I hadn’t put any of them together so that is what I did tonight.


Seen all together they look much better than I had imagined in my head, opening one set at a time. If I ever make progress on this project I predict I will perfect my Y-seams.