This word is really showing up in my life. I found many places where I am saying hello and a few where I said hello but not now.
I have never considered myself an over thinker. My quilting friends always comment on how quickly I make decisions about fabric and settings. I know there were times when my teachers wanted me to slow down on decisions. But the last weeks have found me saying hello to pause. It started with a sweater. I was closing in on sleeve number one when I decided to try it on again. I turned around to check out the back and I could see that it was hanging differently now that the sleeve was growing. I took it off and set it aside, thinking it would be okay. I moved on to another project but I kept thinking about how baggy that sweater looked. Pause. Let it sit. Think it over. Overthink it? I have been working on this sweater since October and I really want to wear it. But after a week, I decided I would not be happy with the fit so I unraveled the body. I will finish the sleeves and then return to the body without all the increases after the color work.
Then there was the next round of the Stay@Home round robin quilt. I jumped right in and got to work. I was finished before lunch and quickly took a picture so I could post to the linky party. But again, something told me to pause. I left it on the wall and came back to it in the afternoon. Nope. It wasn’t going to work. I searched for my seam ripper and took off the borders. This morning, I restarted and I am so much happier with the result.
I have also said hello to some changes in my diet and I said hello but not now to some book titles. I said hello I missed you to my planner set up (a story for another post). I think my favorite hello this month was to my sewing machine. I had forgotten how much joy I get from an afternoon of cutting and stitching.