The title of this blog post could refer to anything, couldn’t it? When you girls ask me how I get so much done, the worst part is actually starting and frankly I’m not sure I get any more done in a day than you! If you reported on your daily activities, you’d see what you accomplished by the end of the day, too. Try it – write down everything you do today and you will be amazed!
Connie and I want to thank you for your orders! We just finished filling all that we have received so far.
When we ask you to include a mailing label, we just want to save a little time addressing your order. We want to actually use the label you include with your order. Some of you have applied the address label to your note. We would like you to cut out your address label with the backing still on it so we can peel off the back and stick it on your envelope. This is not required – it’s only a timesaver for Connie and me. For those of you who have included an unused label, we thank you.
Betty gazes longingly up at her mom.
Here’s another “get started” opportunity – look at my messy kitchen! I shopped yesterday after I got a haircut and only the refrigerated items have been put away. I hate the thought of cleaning up my kitchen but it has to be done.
Jenny is home from Louisville for a visit and she and a Becky came yesterday to help move plants outside. We did this group of big ones that lived in the quilt shop all winter but they’re safely under a roof for now until the big rains stop.
Here’s a close up of the night blooming cereus preparing to bloom again.
And the pencil tree that is over 7 ft. tall now.
Uncle Sam is living by the door to the quilt shop.
After we moved the plants we headed over to Reed’s house to see his chickens.
Then it was off to The General Store to pick up a chair I bought for $10 which I’m going to put on the porch. It wasn’t in the house even 5 minutes before 2 cats were in it! What about me???? I covered it up and let the cats have a nap.
The upholstery is probably not my first choice but it’s a Lazy Boy and very clean! AND it’s comfortable!
I did some work in the flowers yesterday and then added these broken pots as toad houses. Hazel loves to bark at the toads and this way they can escape to a safe spot.
Now a review.
Uncle Sam pattern, two sizes, $10.00.
Looks Like A Gameboard, $5.00.
And now a short “essay” on “getting started”. Connie and I discussed how we get started on a new project and her first advice is what she does – she lays out fabric at night but never starts cutting until morning. She needs to sleep on it and also look at her fabric choices in the daylight. Our sewing rooms don’t always have that pure light as what the natural light is outside.
I think getting started is not nearly as hard as thinking about getting started. Once I’m in action it’s not hard to continue working but the first step is the hardest. Look at all my finished red and white four patch blocks. Now – what to do with them? I’m interviewing patterns from Country Threads books as well as Bonnie Hunter’s books. There are so many possibilities! I just have to settle on one and GET STARTED!!!
But first I have some gardening to do and that dirty kitchen to clean up. Could you use this blog post as inspiration to start something today? Just start. So many of you have patterns that we’ve sent out so pick one of them and start. Then write and tell me what you started. It will be so much easier to return to an ongoing project than that initial step. I’m going to start right now!