Welcome to the first Needle and Thread Thursday of 2022, my friends! I truly hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I know I certainly did! Since getting home from my holiday revelry, I've spent my days reclaiming my house from the Christmas madness and just generally relaxing with my family. Now that everyone is back at work and school, I've spent the last couple of days coming up with a plan for the next few months. After all, I am supposed to be writing a book and there are hard deadlines along the way.
It seems like forever ago, but I spent September, October, and a little bit of November making ALL of the quilts for the book, and it feels like a huge accomplishment to have all of them done, but then the holidays happened and everything for the book ground to a halt. Now that we're back to business as usual, it's time for me to shake off the cobwebs and start getting those patterns knocked out next.
I don't know if you've realized this about me (you probably have), but I am terrible at dividing my attention. For example, when I was making all of those quilts for my next book, I didn't really work on anything else, not even anything small so that I could share something with all of you. And once the holidays hit each year, I almost never sew because my attention is somewhere else. This personality trait has served me well in many instances, because my "one-track mind" means that I always start and finish a single project without starting something new, and it even helps with lots of personal goals.
Right now, I'm finding it equally difficult to divide my time between writing and sewing (which is why I have always done all of the sewing for my books before I write a single word), but I want to work on having better balance in the new year. So, I'm planning a new scrappy project that can be done in small bites between writing sessions each day. Bear with me, friends!
It feels like our last party was so long ago, but there were so many wonderful projects linked up. Something Rosemade made this BIG version of my Tinkering pattern, and all of those Cotton and Steel fabrics are perfect for this pattern!