07 January 2013
Q1 FAL 2013
The start of a new years prompts us all to look a bit more closely at our lives - what we do, how we do it, what makes us happy, what we are dissatisfied with. I am no excption, and whilst I'm not one to make resolutions, for me it's a good opportunity to make a few changes. In recent years I tend to stress out way more than I ever used to , so I do whatever I can to avoid these situations. I found I was getting stressed out by my sewing and blogging because I was trying to do too much. Committing to too many QALs, swaps, doing things because I saw other people doing them, and maybe if I do, then more people will follow my blog/ read and comment/ be my firend. It did cause more than a few "heated discussions" in the Quiltova household, let me tell you! My husband is very tolerant of my sewing , but not when he sees me getting wound up about it.
So it stops now. I will sew, join QALs, bees and swaps, if I they are really what I want to do. I continue to read the blogs that make me smile a lot, and comment when I have something interesting and witty to say! I will stop trying to be something I feel I should be, and concentrate on being what I am. I will be prioritising and planning, mindful of all the other things I want to do. Some of you may feel that this is taking the spontineaity out of sewing, but it's how I cope. Hopefully I will be so calm and serene by the the FQR in July, you may not recognise me!
So with my new serene head on my calm shoulders, I am only going to commit to 2 finishes this quarter. I have bee blocks to do, a quilt to sew up for Helen for our Stitch Tease Bee, and I'm going to be AWOL for some of the quarter too, so this is what I think I can realistically finish.
I have to finish my Happy Yummy quilt and get it off in the post to Oz. I don't think there will be too much of a problem with this one
And I want to finish my Mod Pod quilt. I love the pattern so much but truthfully, I don't like doing the curves. So I want to get this out of the way, and spend the rest of my days avoiding them.
Lets see if I can achieve these finishes in a warm, golden glow, not all stressy and spikey!