No posts recently. No sewing recently. During vacation I sewed every day. I made the committment, again, to sew a little each day even when work started again. During a workshop, Edyta Sitar said we should sew 1 hour each day. We would finish our projects that way. It sounded so reasonable. I know I spend an hour a day reading blogs and watching tv.
For the first time ever I turned down a professional opportunity. I was all signed up to start my doctoral program. I would be doing it with a friend so we would work on things together. I went through the GRE exam, the interview, the essays and application, etc. As it got closer I got this panicky feeling that I just didn't want to do it. Add that I found out the total cost would be about $35,000. I don't know about you, but for me that's a really nice car. Lots of money for me. So, for the first time in my life....ridden with guilt....I chose to pass on a professional opportunity and focus on slowing my life down.
So, my theory is that I have "found time." I would be going to class every Monday and Tuesday night until 9 PM. Then I would be studying on the weekend. Why can't I put at least half of that time into sewing? Why, why, why?
The first 2 weeks of school have passed. The swelling in my feet is mostly gone. (Mostly, sure is getting harder as I age.) So, I will spend time doing the things I love- sewing, gardening, reading.
I bought the City Park kit. It says that it is for all skill levels. I had to read the directions 5 times before I could get it. Guess I'm below all skills levels. It's lots of cutting but looks like easy construction. I love the City Quilts book. Simply and striking quilts.
After the first week of school my whole body ached. I left telling my friends I was going to pay for a massage. Instead I went to the nursery and bought....
Stars and pinwheels............
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