Three ups and a down

One – the quilt top in the picture above is finished! It was a bit of a beast, mostly because it was a foundation pieced project which is a new to me technique and it took me awhile to get the hang of it. But I finished on Wednesday afternoon and have only three small pieces of the background fabric left.

Two – I got to have coffee with three of my local quilting friends. The weather was lovely so we were able to sit outside. After two hours, we needed to stop because our throats were getting sore from so much talking.

Three – I am reading two books that have really captured my heart. Both are fiction. I read one in the morning and the other in the evening and I am trying not to rush – they are that good. (Trying not to rush because they are good, not because I want to save them for bingo squares but . . .)

On the downside, I just cannot seem to write a May One Word post. I have started and stopped many times this week but nothing was clicking. I loved Carolyn’s packet and have been thinking about rituals that feed and rituals that drain. For now, I am going to set that post aside. Maybe once I let go of the “deadline”, the ideas will begin to flow. Hello to grace, goodbye to pressure.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

9 thoughts on “Three ups and a down

  1. I really love the quilt top! Perhaps one day when I have more time I’ll finally take up quilting — it’s a craft that has interested me for years.

    I am dying to know what the two books are that have captured your heart! I’m looking forward to hearing more.

  2. I LOVE your quilt top! It’s charming and whimsical and just delightful! (And i’m curious about your book titles, too. . . )
    As for your post? Goodbye arbitrary deadlines, HELLO it’s ready-when-it’s ready! XO

  3. What Kym said. Don’t force an arbitrary rule/deadline into making you write something you’re not ready to write.

    1. Thank you – it would be perfect for a baby but I don’t expect any new babies to join our clan. For now, I will set it aside and come back to it later. Juliann

      Sent from my IPad


  4. That quilt is so whimsical and unique. Yes to coffee with friends and yes again. I hope I don’t take these simple pleasures for granted once we are able to engage in them with regularity. I just can’t get my writing together for a post on my word. Maybe I’ll have to write it as a list as my thoughts are all over the board.

  5. after more than a year of not socializing I find socializing weird and awkward! I like it but it does take some steam out of me 🙂 It’s okay if you have nothing to say or write about – it will come or something else will spring in your mind.

  6. 🙂 I still haven’t even looked at my quilt to get started (aka figure out what other fabric I need to order … maybe you can help me with that this week). I’m still amazed that we are gathering again with folks we aren’t “in a bubble with”. Church announced today that starting next week fully vaccinated folks won’t need to mask indoors. whoa. that’s a weird thought!

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