I put the blocks for my Life Is Beautiful project on the design wall this week to assess where I was with this and how far I had to go.
Here are the project stats:
*31 embroidered patterns (there should be 32 but 1 appears to be MIA!)
*29 embroidered blocks have been appliqued to a background 4 patch block
*19 of the embroidered blocks have been quilted
*13 of the alternate blocks (no embroidery) have been pieced and quilted
*14 alternate blocks have the 4 patches sewn and the circle appliqued, and are ready for quilting
So much work has been completed and yet, after 4 years of work, there is still so much to do!
Oh well, what can you do?!?
I maintain my enthusiasm for long term projects like this by taking occasional breaks from it. I pick up other hand stitching projects, usually embroidery or other small projects. The key to working on these long term projects is to never let it get completely "out of sight" so it doesn't drift toward "out of mind"!
Today I will put in a few more stitches and focus on this thought:
Everything is accomplished one slow stitch/step at a time.
Tomorrow I will be posting another little hand stitched project - a hexie block for my Save the Bees project. Hope you can drop by my blog to see it and enter your name in the giveaway draw!
What are you slow stitching today? Are you feeling a tad bit discouraged about your progress? Just keep on stitching... and link up your blog post to share your project with us.
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