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From Procrastination to Completion

Day 351 Friday August 10, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on August 10, 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 351 Friday August 10, 2012

How to find the number of days:

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

Project Accomplishments: None on 11-point star quilt project, except for the want to get back to it but other jobs seem more pressing at the moment–DITTO TODAY

Over the past few days, after returning from 5 days in Minneapolis, MN, I had catch-up work to do but also worked on the bridge as H schedule and time permitted. On the bridge, we marked the locations of all the post brackets and lag screwed all 14 in place. That was a big job done and now the brackets are on both the left and right bridge beam.

A son will be here for a triathelon on Saturday and he hopes to help with some of the bridge building. I hope the weather cooperates. He comes from a long distance. If weather does not cooperate, we will totally enjoy his company and visit.

Books:
Author:
Book Comments:
Exercise:
Tools:
Observations: I think my motto is, “Everything takes longer than you want it to take.” I stand by that 99% of the time. Yesterday was an exception. I wanted some postcards printed and took my files to the printer expecting to pick the job up the next day and I left with the cards. I would recommend their new business because of the service and speed. Check out www.lansing-mi.intlminutepress.com for your printing needs.
Prayer: Lord, as the song puts forth, just “lead me and guide me along the way.” I need so much of that you are the only one to know how much.

Diversions:  Today began by listing steps to take to continue putting the bridge together. I listed 13. I would (with H) be out there today working on it but for the rain. It is rain we very much need but I do hope it clears off so we can at least go set up for the next steps. I figured out how many screws are needed for the next two steps. They are expensive stainless steel but won’t rust in the weather. There are 112 1-1/2″ and 192 2″. H picked them up this morning.
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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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Day 340 Monday July 29, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on July 30, 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 340 Monday July 29, 2012

How to find the number of days:

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

Project Accomplishments: None on 11-point star quilt project, except for the want to get back to it but other jobs seem more pressing at the moment

 – Over the past few days I worked on the bridge with H. We measured and marked the placement for the post braces completed on one beam. Then we attached all the post braces to the bridge beam. We purchased the stainless steel lag bolts (need a few more) and prepared to do the same steps for the second beam. I also washed the fabric for the 50th anniversary double wedding ring quilt and reviewed the directions for making it. Today is laundry day and I hope to get that and the ironing done, pay bills, and so some errands.
Books:

Author:
Book Comments: I finished a book titled the Book Woman’s last Fling. I read it in the past and it is a good book. I like Janeway books.
Exercise: I worked outside on the bridge for 6 houre on Saturday and 5 hours on Sunday.
Tools: I used a hammer, various squares, tape measures, drills, screw driver, calculator, an iron, a washing machine and dryer and I am sure I am not listing a few of the tools used.
Observations:  It took a while to get in the mental set and groove to work on the bridge but we had the tools ready and did not have to leave the site to get something we forgot. I think the second beam will go smoother and quicker. 
Prayer: My prayer for today is to complete some of the things on my to-do list and at least spend some time on the rest.

Diversions:  In the last few days the diversion to the 11-point star have been the bridge and the 50th anniversary quilt. I would really like to help H complete this project successfully.

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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Day 336 Thursday July 26, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on July 26, 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 336 Thursday July 26, 2012

How to find the number of days:

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project –  I did however work on my web site. Now I have to learn more about linking between pages.
Books:

Author:
Book Comments: Today I want to finish a book titled the Book Woman’s last Fling. I read it in the past and it is a good book.  I haven’t done this yet.
Exercise:
Tools:
Observations: 
Prayer: Thank you lord, for the rain showers we had this morning. Our area needs this and more. Give me direction this afternoon. Help me to feel that I have accomplished worthwhile tasks.

Diversions:  Today I seemed to be in limbo. I have done a bit of this and a bit of that but have had no real direction. I will work on bridge hand rails today as I did yesterday with the help of H. We are on our last one. Yeah! I am waiting for fabric to begin the 50th wedding anniversary quilt. Once I get that, the top should go steadily.

Finish the 11-point star project I have a good start on this and simply need to dedicate time to it. – This project design, 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.

  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.
  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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Day 333 Monday July 23, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on July 23, 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 333 Monday July 23, 2012

How to find the days:

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=8&d1=26&y1=2011&m2=7&d2=23&y2=2012&ti=on
Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project –  I did however complete a project listed on day 328.
Books:

Author:
Book Comments: Today I want to finish a book titled the Book Woman’s last Fling. I read it in the past and it is a good book. 
Exercise:
Tools:
Observations: 
Prayer: Lord, the day is half way done. There is a list of nine things on my to do list all except 2 have been addressed. I have more to do in this lovely day. Be near to guide me. Bless all people who need assistance , especially those who are downtrodden.

Diversions:  I plan to note things that I have listed below that I do indeed finish.

Finish the 11-point star project I have a good start on this and simply need to dedicate time to it. – This project design, 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.

  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.
  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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Day 328 Wedneday July 18, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on July 18, 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 328 Wedneday July 18, 2012

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project –  I did however complete some projects.
Books:

Author:
Book Comments: 
Exercise:
Tools:
Observations: 

Prayer: Lord, give me wisdom to organize what is most important in my life. I want to place my attention on those tasks and duties. Give me charity in my heart and a joy of giving what will give joy to others. Amen.

Diversions: Day 328 Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So, I officially resume blogging on “From Procrastination to Completion.

 I have started some things that I need to complete. They are not necessarily in the order I need to do them:

  1. Finish the 11-point star project I have a good start on this and simply need to dedicate time to it. – This project design, 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.
  2. 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 plus a quilt for my grand son. 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.
  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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327 Days from Thursday January 12 2012 to July 17, 2012

Posted by Beatrice on July 18, 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.

 Friday August 26, 2011 (the beginning) to Tuesday July 17, 2012 is 327 days

 Date: 188 Days from Thursday January 12 2012 to Tuesday July 17, 2012
Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project –  I did however complete some projects.
Books: I listened to a number of books but since it has been so long, I will start anew on future books.
Author:
Book Comments: 
Exercise:
Tools:
Observations: It takes perserverence to stay on the track you clink to.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord for guiding my Big Color Wheel Combinations Handbook project. Without your guidance, I would not have accomplished this feat. My petition is that this work be an asset and aid to people who purchase it. May what I put together help me to contribute positively to the live of people who use this reference book. You know it is about harmonious color combinations and you are the one who brightened our lives with color. May we always recognize and appreciate what you have provided for us and be thankful for the beauty you have put into our world. Amen
Diversions: Four months 18 days or 20 weeks,…that is how long my procrastination site lasted. Now if I had worked on my unfinished project, the eleven-point star, which I was blogging about, instead of starting another project, I expect I would have had the original blogging project done. However, another project got in the way. It seems never to fail. Something more interesting, more promising, more pressing, more pleasing, more challenging…… takes precedence.

 

 What is it that took over? Why did I stop writing my procrastination blog?

Sometimes I weigh which finished project is more valuable. I weigh what the likelihood of success. Some times value in terms of interest, accomplishment, expected reward, prestige, longevity or dollar income .can dictate which gets set aside and which gets finished.

What was it that I did finish? I looked back in my “diversions” division of my blog and on October 7, 2011, I first mentioned it. I put together a color wheel permutation notebook for teaching purposes. That was the beginning of a 148-page book on color that I developed into a commercial product. On July 16, I mailed the first copies of the pre-publication orders. It felt good to accomplish that.

From the beginning of my blogging (August 2011) until I ended blogging January 2012, I included a daily prayer for thanksgiving or petitions. See above for my day’s prayer.

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Day 140 Thursday January 12 2012

Posted by Beatrice on July 18, 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 140 Friday January 12 2012
Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project –  It has been 71 days since I worked on that project. Now Christmas is past. It is impressive to keep track of this and it is a revelation. Just think what I could have accomplished if I had done something for the last —- days!
Books: #14 Explosive Eighteen
Author: Janet Evanovich
Book Comments: I read this book over the Christmas holiday. It is an easy read and I did not like the rats near the end that was over the top yucky.
Exercise:
Tools:
Observations: 
Prayer: 
Diversions: I used the computer a lot during this time span. I also used my art supplies extensively

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Day 139 and more Friday December 16, 2011 to Wednesday January 11, 2012 (27 days)

Posted by Beatrice on January 12, 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 140, Friday December 16, 2011 to Wednesday January 11 2012
Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project – but I did move it. It has been 71 days since I worked on that project. Now Christmas is past. It is impressive to keep track of this and it is a revelation. Just think what I could have accomplished if I had done something for the last 71 days!
Books:  Title: #14 — Explosive Eighteen
Author: Janet Evanovich
Book Comments: I read this book over the Christmas holiday. It is an easy read and I did not like the rats near the end that was over the top yucky
Exercise:
Tools: mostly computer and art supplies
Observations: My plan to work on the 11-point star project the week after Christmas and nothing else did not come to fruition. This is what I did do:
I kept very busy during the 27 days I have been away from blogging. My last blog introduced my newest diversion, scrapbooking, which I talk about below.

Christmas preparation and activities, of course, took some of the time. I spent a quiet Christmas Day and New Year day. I wish a Happy New Year to anyone who reads this. I decided that I would “finish” a project I began in 2008. After all, this site is all about finishing something started and then set aside.

To review, some time ago, for a gift to my children, I decided to make a picture scrapbook from picture slides taken between 1966 and 1984. I moved to hard copy photos after that. In 2008, I had the slides scanned to digital format, purchased the scrapbooks, purchased special papers and decorative elements and then the event at which I was going to present the books did not materialize and I set the project aside. The pictures are ones they may have seen but I am sure they would not remember. They may never have seen the pictures. The ones I had scanned were all about them and family events.

It is always difficult for me to decide what gifts to give my children at Christmas. They do not live near me so I do not hear their comments about what they need or would like. This year, the scrapbooks seemed to be a good choice. I could not have estimated the time it would take me to do this project but I assure you it consumed many hours.

I reviewed each digitized slide and sorted them by child name, family and more. I decided during the project that the company that digitized the slides had not done a good job because many slides were not in focus with the color faded. I found out when I sorted the slides after finishing the project that it was not the company, it was the inability to take good slides.

After sorting the slides by categories, I began adjusting each with PhotoShop. I learned that I could get quite good results using various adjustments available in the software. I chose photos that were upbeat, had interest, had nice smiles and memories. I cropped out people to make a child the focus. I cut stuff out of the scene to “clean up” the look. I took out glare on eyeglasses and other objects, darkened backgrounds and came out with some good pictures. I had an allergic reaction to something when my oldest child graduated from University and my lip had swollen up. I fixed that too!

There were six discs of slides. Some had as many as 135 pictures on them and some only 75 or so. You can “picture” the time to do this adding up quickly. When I finished that, I printed the photos on my photo printer and had to purchase ink and paper to finish the project. Just a few pages of paper remain.

Cutting out each photo, I sorted them by child and topic and then I began to assemble scrapbook pages. I found this to be enjoyable and while it took much time, it seemed to fly by. I had most of the supplies I needed but supplemented them with “special” purchase paper and decorations. I made three 12-inch square books and one 8-inch square book, which I gave to H at Christmas. I think all turned out quite well.

In conjunction with this project, H and I sorted through all our loose hard copy photos accumulated over the years and again sorted them by child. The ones we wanted to keep, we scanned into the computer. Then we put rubber bands around the sets of photos to send off to them.

These projects were not enough of a project. We updated our family tree of birth dates, anniversaries and deaths. That had not been done for ten years and I found that some of the dates were missing so I sent copies off to my and H’s family to be updated by people “in the know”. A number of years ago, we wrote short histories about our families and our growing up years and we both updated those. H also wrote about the career he chose and why he chose it. We are sure our children will enjoy the history.

The hardest part of this project was looking at pictures of one of our deceased children. But seeing the smiles made it easier.

This week I sent the scrapbooks, photos, slides, family updates, baby books and more. They should arrive next week. It was a great project to do and to complete. It was a great project to end a year and begin a year!

I cleared off my worktable to make room for the scrapbooking project so I moved the 11-point star project to a temporary location. I had such a mess all over my studio during the scrapbooking. I cleaned part of it up and plan to finish that tomorrow. So these projects are how I spent my holidays.

Prayer: There is so much to be thankful for including the pleasant holidays. In particular, I thank you Lord for allowing me the time to complete the scrapbooking projects, for giving me the stick-to-it-tive-ness and for the rewarding results. I pray that all my endeavors will be equally time-conscious and rewarding.

Diversions: You got a good share of them above but I also did the normal chores like cooking, decorating, cleaning, paying bills, ironing…..the list goes on

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Day 132-139 Thursday-Thursday December 8-15, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on December 16, 2011

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 132-139 Thursday-Thursday December 8-15, 2011

Project Accomplishments: None on the 11-point star. Read on to see what I did do.

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: basically static but not vegetative

Tools: mostly computer

Observations: A week has passed since my last post! It flew by. When I get into a mode of trying to meet a deadline, I get engrossed in what I am hoping to accomplish and spend every available minute doing the project. This is the case with turning 35 mm slides, that were scanned by Wal-Mart, into digital photos. This has been my primary focus for the past week I have two more discs full of about 133 slides each to look at, adjust in PhotoShop and save. This is a Christmas project for family members. I am now conceding that I may not get this done on time. It takes me about a day per disk of uninterrupted time. I have had interruptions each day since I started.

The slide project is something I procrastinated about since May 2008 so I am glad to be getting it done. I will use some of the photos in memory books. I will include the additional digital photos on a thumb drive.

I plan to work on the 11-point star project the week after Christmas and nothing else.

Prayer: Perhaps the fact that I have not written a prayer each day for the last week has contributed to the slowness of my slide project. I pray that I do a fine job of preparing the above slides for family members and that you speed my work, while helping me make good photo adjustment decisions.

Diversions: My diversions from the slide project included the following activities, Christmas preparations, home making and music. I also made some Christmas lace on my Janome embroidery machine. It was a first and fun project.

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Day 131 Wednesday December 7, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on December 8, 2011

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 131 Wednesday December 7, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 43 days since I worked on that project. Now Christmas is coming. It is really impressive to keep track of this and it is an eye opener. Just think what I could have accomplished if I had done something for the last 43 days!

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools: computer, printer, car

Observations: Time can fly by like the blink of an eye when I am engaged in working on projects and that is the case with working with the slides to photos.

 

Prayer: There should not be a day without prayer. Yet, I find it somewhat difficult to compose my thanks and my requests to you. I ask that what I do be pleasing to you. Forgive me for the times I fall short of your expectations. Guide me in my activities and make me a blessing to others.

Diversions: The day began by practicing my Meridian Music. My weekly quilt meeting was next and that went until noon. I made a return to Target and purchased some office supplies at Staples. I returned home to print two Color Wheel notebooks, which I sold today. While those were printing, I worked on slides to photos for Christmas gifts. In the evening, I had a joint concert withLansing Catholic High School. After that, I worked on one slide, trying to improve the background. I will look at again tomorrow to see if I like the changes.

 

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