Your heart often knows things before your mind does. -Polly Adler

Boy isn’t the above quote true of so many things in life! It is so true for me now, my heart knows I have to make a few changes and revamp the way I’ve been thinking lately but my head is holding me back.

I made the decision to sit this Quilt Market out and concentrate on some big projects. I know it was the right decision but right now I’m missing the excitement of Market opening. Apparently I’m in good company as many are not attending Fall Market this year. There are usually 26-28 aisles at market..this year there are 17. Dang that is a thunderbolt! Sign of the times me thinks! I still miss it.

I’ve been busy with teaching and new designs taking wonderful shape in my studio. I have three back to back classes tomorrow at Sweet Home Quilt Co. I’m really looking forward to each group of quilters. Beginners, Intermediate and Beginning machine applique’. I adore the way everyone is so excited to learn to quilt…opening those new supplies just like my first graders did during the first days of school. Nothing like a brand new box of crayons or a new rotary cutter and mat right?????

When I was sewing on Wednesday I was thinking about sewing organization. Do you begin a project by laying out your fabbies and deciding which fabric would look best with others. Do you label and stack your strips ever so neatly so as to match each one to another? Maybe you even label and put them in baggies. Do you spend time changing fabrics and buying fabrics so that they play nicely with the other fabrics…or do you buy a “line” and know that the fabric designer has already made those decision for you…then you can jump in there and decide which fabrics should lay next to the others…..

I’m like that tooo. See here is the proof !!!!!

Why is it that throwing strips up in the air and sewing them together as they land under the machine is so difficult???? Why is that so? Please answer my cry. You will help me find peace on earth if I can solve this mystery.

Lost in Strips Pat