After my Sister’s death in 2011, followed almost one year to the day, by my Mother-in-law…I have tried in earnest to get rid-of and purge stuff.
When Mom and Dad died, other family members pretty much took the “lead” in deciding who “got” what.
I was 17 and that moment in my deceased parents kitchen was my first taste of how humans handle earthly inheritance (material possessions.)
Back enroute from visiting Grandpa, I knew there were some unfinished things I needed to complete. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “Easier said than done. ..” – This would apply.
In late February, early March I started to re-approach the 1st of several projects I had outlined for myself over the years Among them possible quilts for my kids
I had difficulty refocusing after Spring Break and it is now bordering on Summer.
Upon arriving home from the road trip and catching up on what seemed like a dozen loads of wash…I looked at my “hobby room” and it stared back at me in all of its dis-array.
Step by step I made tiny changes. Each tiny change propelled me to the next step.
Still the tshirt quilt hadn’t been resumed. A tshirt quilt really shouldn’t be all that difficult to make. I’m by no means a “quilter.” I don’t make quilts to enter competition…and I’ve only made 4-5, just to practice. The 1st two were baby lap quilts and the other two were photo quilts.
I’m feeling nervous about this tshirt project and I know I shouldn’t. So, today I decided “Baby Steps” is the way to go.
The last time I sewed or embroidered was more than a year ago…which might explain a lot. If you stop doing something for a while, you can get “rusty.”
Today, I needed to finish a teensy project I started almost two years ago (a bookmark)
I was going to embroider each student’s name on a bookmark as a Christmas present. I didn’t get to embroider any names on this, I just wanted to get re-accustomed to my machine again. ..before I work on something of real sentimental value.
Here’s the bookmark
It’s not perfect and in hindsight I wouldn’t have used my serger on the edges. ..I just would have used my scissors or rotary cutter and sewn the sides with a “look-a-like” overlock stitch
I am prayerful that The Holy Spirit will strengthen me to regain momentum on the projects I need to complete and see me through to the “finish line.”