I feel I need to confess. I cheated this weekend. On myself!
A week or two ago, I sat myself down and gave myself a strict lecture about buckling down and getting things ready for the wool class. I wasn't allowed to get sidetracked by any other projects until I had the three projects I needed designed and made up as samples. Only THEN could I work on something else.
But I lusted. Yes, it's the same old, sad story. I saw something I wanted and I took it, abandoning my duties and responsibilities.
You've probably seen this beauty around, haven't you?
I purchased the pattern, assembled the fabrics, and made half the blocks last year. I was doing a pretty good job of ignoring it this year, until it kept popping up on blogs all over the place. So I got mine out and took a look. Just one look couldn't hurt, right?
And then I thought maybe I could just work on it Friday night. You know, do a little applique while hanging out on the couch after a long work week. And maybe I could work on it Saturday morning before I really got started on the day--just to finish up the applique I'd started. Then, because I had a three day weekend (Monday is Columbus Day and my office is closed), it occurred to me that I could probably make three or four blocks between doing everything else, and surely I'd work on the wool project too. That way I wouldn't get bored.
Yeah, like all THAT was going to happen!
Of course, the dirty, rotten truth is that I worked on this quilt and this quilt only, ignoring the wool project altogether. But I was able to add three more blocks to the eight I'd made last year, and now I only have five blocks left. The whole left side of the quilt is made, in fact. Want to see?
And three blocks of the right side of the quilt are made. But I have to stop now and play with wool. I have one more day off before I go back to work, and there are several things planned for that day, but in between the plans, I need to do the wool thing. Because the sooner I can get it done, the sooner I can get back to those last five blocks.