From Procrastination to Completion

Day 369 Tuesday August 28, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2012

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

 Date: Day 369 Tuesday August 28, 2012

It is 369 days  from the start date to the end date, end date included

Or 1 year, 3 days including the end date

How to find the number of days:

8/26/2011    http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

NOTE: I missed the first birthday for this birth of my blog–by 4 days! I must say that I am disappointed in the progress I have made on the project for which I began this blog–the eleven-point star quilt.

Project Accomplishments: I have not even been to my studio to work on any of my outstanding projects. I have, however, worked on the bridge I am helping H build. Other jobs seem more pressing at the moment–DITTO TODAY

Books: no new ones
Book Comments:
Exercise: I grocery shopped and did other errands today.
Observations: I dwaddled some time away today.

Prayer: Lead me, guide me along the way. Lord if you lead me I will not stray (words from a hymn). In all I do, Lord,  guide me. Help me to know what is important to pursue and what is not. Help me to be more efficient in all I do. Amen

Diversions: Ironing today took some of my time but did not finish. Given the time of night, I may or may not do some more ironing. An appointment today at noon took some more time and then went to LCC to pin up some more cards about my new book on color. I also purchased groceries. This evening I talked to my children about preparation for a birthday party for their father.


I have a good start on the 11-point star project and simply need to dedicate time to it. – The design for this  project, completed on October 8, 2009, was the primary topic for beginning my 2011 blog and I worked on it until various diversions took me to other arenas. Some of those follow:

  1. My granddaughter and grandson requested stuffed toy chickens. I purchased the supplies, have five cut out and have three nearly completed and parts of the others ready to sew once I change thread colors on my machine. This began February 19, 2012 when my visiting grand children requested this. finished  five large chickens. Of those 2 were brown, 2 were white and 1 was a pink and purple print. This project also included six small yellow chicks and 8 plastic eggs. I completed this project on Friday July 20 and mailed them out on Saturday July 21. Yipee!
  2.  My Grandson requested  a quilt. I made the pattern for the quilt but have to print it.
  3. Help husband build a 27-foot long bridge across a creek. This project began 4/6/2001 when we purchased a magazine featuring a small attractive bridge.
  4. The making of a 50th anniversary double wedding ring quilt for my sister and her husband. I purchased some of the fabric and ordered the remaining. Ordering took place on July 16, 2012. The quilt needs to be done by the first of November, 2012. I scheduled machine quilting already. On
  5. I purchased machine embroidery designs to make a machine embroidery quilt and tested the designs on scrap fabric. I was unable to find the fabric I had in mind so this project has been waiting for “inspiration” to arrive. I purchased the designs on February 5, 2011. On July 16, I ordered some of the supplies to proceed with this project.
  6. I started another book quite a while ago I sent a book proposal to a company in 2008, which was rejected so I set it aside while deciding if I could self-publish the topic and make it a popular subject for quilters. The materials sit in a project box.
  7. While in Paducah, KY, in April 2012, I purchased supplies to make a cloth purse. I have yet to start this. The materials sit in a project box.

I can probably come up with more but should probably organize these by date or importance and probably put my grandchildren first. The chickens should be easy to finish. The 50th anniversary quilt should be next.


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