Here's is an index should you have a special interest you like to read first!
The Weekly Word - is a short devotional that sometimes becomes a Bible Study series.
My Reading Life - is filled with current, completed and upcoming reads as well as an occasional short review.
Stash Report and To Do Tuesday is where I'll share share stats regarding my fiber usage and acquisitions, Slow Sunday Stitching projects, goals met/lack thereof and photos of my projects.
Gratitude Journal - Sometimes I get lost in my own stinky thinking. This digital journal reminds me to count my blessings!
The Weekly Word
In My Reading Life section, I shared how The Book of Less by Cait Flanders inspired me to simplify my crafty life. Whenever I walked into my sewing studio, I felt overwhelmed by the “stuff” in there. My happy space was quickly becoming a jumbled, crushing mess.
I took a long hard look at the contents realized that UFOs are my issue. I know we all have UFOs and I’m not judging at all. However, for me, these as UFOs represent wasted money and projects I’ve quit, not to mention they took over much more space than I was willing to give.
In exploring more ways to make my crafty space a more pleasant space to enjoy, I came up with a plan.
I pulled out my project bags filled with UFOs or kits and stuffed the rest into two boxes in my closet. Once the project bags are empty, I’ll refill them.
I created this WIPs board to keep me focused. The bonfire block is part of a BOM I started in 2018, Fall Into A Quilt. The bunny block is part of a 2023 BOM, Teacup Critters @ Days Filled with Joy. The mini Christmas tumblers are a leader ender project using the scraps from the Christmas tumbler quilt.
Hopefully, we'll see much more fabric going out, than in! At least that’s my plan…for now. 😊
Fabric numbers - I finished a machine embroidery tote and lined it for one yard of fabric usage! (see below)
To Do Tuesday
- Bee Humble: Complete the hand embroidery of Sections Four and Five by May 15th. Section Five has a ton of beautiful details. Not done. I didn’t touch this one at all.
3. Machine Sewing
Next Week’s List
3. Machine Sewing
- Make four labels for the various finished projects
Oh yes! I’ve met Edward James Olmos twice! Once, when working on my undergrad, we hosted a mini Bilingual Education Conference and he attended! My son and I were in line to meet him. When he turned to us, I was overwhelmed by the kindness in his eye and the nearness of him. All I could stutter was, “Este es mi hijo…” (This is my son.) He smiled with deep understanding and hugged me. He shook my son’s hand and shared words of wisdom with him.
The next time I met him was at NMSU when he gave a lecture. My husband and I spoke with him and shared how his movie Stand and Deliver inspired us both to go to college. My husband went onto to earn his MBA. We purchased his wonderful book, Americanos.
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