I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with my work load but also at how much life is going to change in about 8 weeks or so. I'm so grateful for the projects I have been asked to make this year - but at the same time I kind of just want to sit on the sofa - watch soppy movies and prepare myself for what is to come. Actually - it is probably best to keep myself busy and occupied!
So I've been very busy working on lots of projects which I will share with you soon. I am a list maker and I tend to plan my days, down to the last hour, around particular projects and when they are needed by - so when I was asked to make a little baby quilt/wall hanging of 'The Little Engine that Could' ... I was slightly concerned about whether I had time to fit it into the schedule or if I should just give myself some breathing room and turn the work down.
After re-reading the book for ideas - I felt I just couldn't turn down the project. In fact - it inspired me ... and I think at the moment I feel like that Little Engine.
Of course - life would be simpler if I read the fusible instructions before I spent a whole day constructing a beautiful little blue engine out of fiddly little pieces of fabric ... ... and now I have to start again ...
'Puff, puff, chug, chug, went the Little Blue Engine. "I think I can - I think I can - I think I can" ... it might be my new mantra in life.