It's been a very long week. Other than checking email via the I-phone, there's been no contact with the Internet since last Saturday. So this weekend there will be a lot of blogs to catch up with as well as email responses to write. Why no Internet the last week? Let's just say I needed a break. There was a point last Saturday where I hit overload. Too much work, too much running around; just too much stuff! Writing the blog became something that I "had" to do on top of everything else, not something I "wanted" to do. So I took a vacation from the computer and the sewing room this week. I spent the evenings with my family or reading some fun and frivolous books.
Now that I've recovered from the overload, there's March's NewFO to show off.
Plus fess up to my less than steller performance on March's Something Old/Something New goals.
My Something Old goal for March was to get Jigsaw to a finished flimsy stage.
Jigsaw didn't that far, but it did progress. Just two more rows to complete. Hopefully I can get at least that much done this month. Drama Teen hasn't decided on borders yet, so I'm not sure I can get those added this month. Jigsaw was my NewFO for October of 2013.
My Something New/NewFO goal for March was to not start something new. I started 12 NewFOs last year and felt that a few finishes were needed before I started something new. But then I saw Kevin the Quilters QOV block drive.
All Kevin asked for were 5 blocks of a very simple pattern. Having just finished Mon Ami, I had some nice red and blue fabrics that would fit in with his fabric guidelines that just begged to be made into QOV blocks.
So even though I had said no NewFO this month, how could I pass up the opportunity to use up some fabric scraps, make some fun blocks that I didn't have to make into a quilt, plus contribute to a really great cause. If there is a reason to do something you said you weren't, I think that last one is a really good one.
So though I didn't meet my March goals, it wasn't a bad month. Since Jigsaw isn't done, it will be my Something Old for April. At this point I'm not planning to start something new. But maybe another block drive will pop up and inspire me. One never knows.