I haven't been sewing much, but with that BIG batch of tiny stars, it's been slow progress and doesn't look like much.
Last time you saw the box of tiny stars, we had this:
It literally takes hours to get one step done with a batch this size, so I worked a step a day, when time was available, and am now at this point:
One more seam on all of them and I'll have a BIG stack of finished tiny stars!
But it was at this point this past week that I started to question my sanity...at least the part of it that convinced me to start this many at one time...or maybe the part that's driving me to make this quilt at all...
There's only like 300 pieces there...no big deal...
But I will be having more time to work on these, as well as other projects, as today was my last day of work. I'm far too young to really call it retirement, but it was my choice, so I guess that's kinda what it is. It's a long story (and not always a happy one), but this is something that my hubby has been encouraging me to do for quite a while now. We did the math (and did it again and again and again) and talked a lot about this, but it was finally decided that we can make it on his salary alone. So we will. And for now, I'll be a stay at home cat mom. It's scary and those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will remember about seven years ago when I went down this road the first time. The finances were definitely not ready, and the opportunity I followed wasn't what I thought it would be, but the scariness is still there doing it a second time. The reality is setting in now, but only because I've forced it out of my head for weeks, wanting to focus on doing my job right and getting those who will follow in a good position to do so and only now, that it's actually done, thinking about it.
What will I do?
Probably clean and stuff, too.
Maybe a job will find me. One that's not stressful. One that's actually fun.
Maybe I'll find a job. One that's not stressful. One that's fun.
(Don't get me wrong, I liked being a lab tech just fine. But reasons.)
Enough of that...
Remember in my last post the sunshine quilt? I sent it off in a box with a few others, not even sure if UPS had delivered it correctly with their redirected new delivery address.
Then, about a week later, I got a thank-you from the gal at A Doll Like Me. That was so nice! So many folks don't write thank-yous any more. When I do it, I feel like I'm such an old fart. (But momma taught me better than to not send them!)
The next day, I see MY sunshine quilt, paired with a doll, written up and ready to send to a little girl! I snagged a screenshot of the post so you all can see (if you don't want to click the link above and scroll down a few posts)...
I don't want to brag, but I am so excited that my package made it and my quilt is going to be loved already! I'm sure with all the donations, there is a stack to choose from. And maybe because mine arrived recently, it was near the top and just got chosen for that reason only. But I'm so happy! Usually when you donate a quilt, you never know anything. This time, I know a little and that makes my effort even more rewarding. (And stirs up those darn squirrels again...)
Now it's off to the exciting world of Friday night laundry.
And then maybe some sewing.