From Procrastination to Completion

Day 469 Thursday December 6, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on November 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. You can see my website at www.fcp123.com.

 Date: (Start: August 26, 2011) Today: December 6, 2012

From and including: Friday, August 26, 2011 To and including: Thursday, December 6, 2012

It is 469 days  from the start date to the end date, end date included

Or 1 year, 3 months, 11 days including the end date


How to find the number of days:

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

Project Accomplishments: How do I count the days? How do I count the work? When do I call it finished? The bridge is over the creek. The final steps are to finish installing the decking and post trim work. What an accomplishment for two people who never built a bridge before! The weather is now cold. Work is limited to tolerable temperatures. With perseverance, the bridge will be complete in a couple of weeks–I hope before Christmas 2012.  Here is the last photo I took of the job:


Once the bridge is finished, I can, hopefully, concentrate on quilting projects including the 11-point star. My grandson’s quilt should be my next priority. I need to keep that in the forefront of my mind. Perhaps a good Christmas gift.

Books: No new ones

Prayer:  I thank you for the progress on the bridge. Guide our steps as we head toward completing this big project. Keep us safe. I pray that we enjoy the fruits of our labor and that others also enjoy, in some way, the outcome.

Diversions: I continue to do household tasks along with the bridge. Today I baked and got ready for an evening potluck with Lansing Area Patchers. I look for an enjoyable evening.


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. The actual supplies purchases began in 2006. As of December 2012, it is nearing completion.
  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.
  8. I began an embroidered jean jacket for myself. As of 11/20/2012, it is now entirely cut out and part of the embroidery is done. As they say, “Keep on Keeping on”…..

I can probably come up with more but should probably organize these by date or importance and probably put my grandchildren first.


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