You think you have it all worked out.
You have a plan. A good plan.
But something's not right.
There's this thud in your stomach every time you try to work with the plan, and pretty soon
that plan goes
shaped because that plan's just not what you should be doing right now.
In my case, the time for that plan is passed, and after some heavy soul searching last night I canned the plan. I listened to my heart, my God, and my husband.
There will be no more issues of Elefantz Magazines.
Wow - I said that out loud.
It's been an on-off love affair since my first issue back in 2011, and I've enjoyed it for the longest time...
but this year it's kinda held me back from moving forward into new things I want to lay my hands to.
Things like a book (or three);
designing fabric and casting out my line to see if someone is interested in printing it;
two new Block of the Month quilts that haven't progressed further than my sketch pad;
teaching stitching classes if I can make that happen;
learning new skills like free motion quilting and paper piecing;
...and my favourite thing of all - sharing more tutorials here on the blog that I love;
the blog that lets us meet each day over a cuppa, an idea, and even a prayer; the blog that is my front verandah where you're all oh so welcome to come visit and pull up a chair for a quick chat or an afternoon of stitching. x
And now that I've laid that pear to rest...
...I feel this enormous weight lift from my shoulders, and a shiver of excitement has begun to trickle in.
Already a sense of balance is returning...
...and I'm ready to buckle down and finish some things that have been waiting for attention far too long.
As you can see above, those pear placements from this blog post got an hour of my time yesterday and have eventually made it to the table as a completed set that we can use. \o/
I also have some new designs almost ready to go, one in particular I can't wait to show you.
Here's a teaser...
"Under The Apple Tree"
There's a bit of quilt-love happening, you see.
I'll just get the pattern written up and take more pretty pics before I show it all.
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I'm off for a sewing day with the girls...yippee!