So, I think that's what appeals to me about quilting. There is a beginning, there is a process, and then there is a very clear, definite end. It's really satisfying.
I think that's part of the reason that I don't have 15 WIPs at any one time. Most of my projects, at this point, have very definite destinations and corresponding deadlines. There is also a budgetary component keeping me in check too. :) But most importantly, I think it is crucial to me that I have an area of my life where I can and do get things finished.
How about you? For many women, the main appeal of sewing and quilting seems to be as an outlet for creating, and I definitely get that. But upon reflection, I think having a small sense that I've accomplished something is even more important to me than is the creative component.
That said, I do have a few goals for the coming month. I'm headed back to Nebraska in a few days, and each of the next three weekends, I have either a baby shower, wedding shower, or a wedding, and I have sewing goals for all of them. :)
I got all of the squares cut for my best friend's wedding quilt this weekend. I'm really excited about this quilt, because I think it's going to look awesome and that she'll really love it. I'm also a bit nervous, because I want it to look good and it's the largest quilt I've made thus far. But the pattern is simple, and I think it should be manageable.
Know what's tough to find? Canary yellow. Seems some sort of goldenrod color is more in right now. Also very hard to tell yellow shades online.
I'm also using scraps from these fabrics to make her some throw pillows for her shower, which is Sunday... we'll see how that goes. Hopefully I won't have to resort to getting something off the registry. I feel like that's always a little fraught when you're shopping for close friends. I just feel weird saying, "You mean so much to me. Have a salt and pepper shaker set."
Does anyone else love seeing the little scraps from a project all piled up? I do.
Otherwise, I had a lovely weekend (a better one than Andy Murray did, anyway... poor guy.) We finally got some much-needed rain, and I enjoyed the thunderstorms on Saturday morning. Sunday cooled down nicely and I went to the Farmers Market after church in search of strawberries. Sadly, there were none, so I got some Pad Thai instead.
One of the top Farmers Markets in the U.S.!
Complete with eccentric musical performances.
Cornell from a distance.
I ended the day eating ice cream and cherries on a friend's dock and enjoying the 70 degree weather and amazing sunset. Sometimes, life is not too bad. :)
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