First of all, huge apologies if you are here, eagerly ready to start the Pine Hollow Pattern Quilt Along.
I have to admit my stupidity to the world. I tried to do too much, too fast. And I failed miserably.
I have a feeling some of you might relate to that feeling, so I thank you for your compassion on me.
I’ve been guilty of running faster than I have strength this month. I felt bad that I’d promised to kick off a Quilt Along (my first!) featuring my Pine Hollow pattern this month. And as the calendar started to slip away from me, I grabbed a date and went for it.
Usually this kind of deadline is good for me to make things happen. But I didn’t factor in the craziness of preparing for, teaching, lecturing and otherwise participating in a big quilting event (Garden of Quilts) last weekend. It was so awesome (and I’m so excited to share more of my thoughts and pictures with you later this week).
But I can tell I’m not as spry as I used to be, because this week I am wiped out and having a hard time pulling my act together.
In times past I would have pulled late nighters to get ready and still launch on time. But I’m trying to do a better job of pacing myself these days. Because this quilt stuff is supposed to be for fun, not to kill me (or any of us) off.
So, I apologize for pushing the beginning of the great Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt Along back one week. I was stupid to think I could cram everything on my plate into a short amount of time and survive.
As I’m growing
older up, I’m also getting wiser and today amidst fighting off a cold and a sick kid home from school, and packaging and shipping patterns from the shop sale this weekend, I realized it would be so much better for all of us to take a deep breath and gear up for next week.
A bonus to this decision is that I’ve been talking with some fun shops who are sponsoring prizes and giveaways for this Quilt Along, and this will give them time as well to prepare some fun fabric ideas + kit options for you.
So thank you again for your patience with my stupidity. I’m really excited to start this Quilt Along and have some fun things planned! This will give me time to get all of my ducks in a row.
In the meantime, here’s a pretty picture of fabric. I just got the official sample yardage of my Sugarhouse Park fabric collection! It’s arriving in stores in just a few weeks! I can’t wait to play with it and share more of some fun projects made with it!
What quilting project are you currently working on? Share in a comment below!