School starts for me on Monday. I feel ready, but not really prepared. Last year was my first year so I could just start blind and pray. This year I have had more time and knowledge, and have tried to put those to good use, but the sum total is that I feel less prepared, because I know what is coming. It is a great school with a supportive administration and good students, but there are still challenges. And a LOT to do.
Please be patient if my quilting and writing both drop. It doesn’t mean I don’t care. It just means that life is winning for a while. I know that you, my dear and supportive readers, will understand. I will try to understand, but I will miss extended sewing time.
I have three active projects right now:
1. A string quilt I am just trying to get to throw size so I can call it done. I am not in love with the color scheme any more.
2. The Oh My Stars quilt. I am nearly 2/3 of the way with blocks. There are 148 in all. 17 pieces each (if you count finished pieces). That is 2576. It isn’t really so many pieces as a lot of repetition, but I did lay out a small section to get an idea of how it will look and I really like it. I hope I feel that way all the way to the end.
3. A memory quilt project. My accountant hired me to build 17 memory quilts from her SIL’s clothes. Big project! Right now I am still at the cutting stage. About 1/3 in, I think. I have recruited both of the children to help with various parts of the project and between all of us we will prevail. Please tell me that other people have such beautiful “design spaces” as this section of my basement.
I mention all this because my goal is to have the three done to “finished top” stage by Christmas. There are other things I REALLY want to work on.