Okay, I think I was a little hasty yesterday in saying crazy things about not starting new projects! Today I took a few deep breaths, had a little chocolate, and started working on a new paper pieced block by Carol Doak. I belong to Carol's Yahoo group and she designs new patterns at every big milestone as the group grows. This block pattern was to celebrate 4,000 members in the group! I just had to make one in my fall batiks. I like how Carol gives the measurements to cut out all the pieces before you start sewing and here is a photo of all my pieces all ready to sew...pure delight!
Now mind you, this sewing was not just to start a new project. No, it was purely for meditative purposes only...to give me some time to think about what to do about the mystery next weekend.
Here is the finished block. It was supposed to be 6 1/2" unfinished and but mine is 1/4" short of that. The block has 56 pieces of fabric in it. I think my version is a little too orangey, but I'd like to give it another shot and bring in some other colours.
I have come to the decision that I will probably/should do next weekend's mystery because the pattern designer (Deb) said that the small version only took her 3 1/2 hours to sew. Now how can a person pass up that tiny, little bit of fun and the opportunity to use up more stash!?!?
But I also promised myself that I must finish 2 projects between now and then before I can start this new mystery. Now that sounds somewhat reasonable, don't you think?!?!