Step by Step

1

(The inspiring book)

Usually I write the Monday morning blog on a Sunday but I took the weekend off and didn’t touch the computer until this morning. Except…. for a Skype call to the daughter on Sunday night. This last minute writing puts a bit of pressure on me which generally doesn’t work but I wanted to give the free weekend a try too.

2

(The inspiring quilt)

For years I’ve been inspired by a picture in one of my many craft books. The book is called Crazy Patchwork by Janet Haigh. The picture is of a cream wool blanket quilt with squares of different embroidery stitches. A couple of years ago I got as far as cutting up a blanket to make my own quilt. But I got no further because it seemed like such a huge task. It would need so much time, so many new stitches to learn, it might never be finished.

3

(My first steps)

This weekend I took the first step… I drew the square grid onto the blanket. Then I took the next step… I began stitching the border. Like the old joke… How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Every little and big thing I do is made up of steps and I can only take one step at a time.

Taking one step at a time, Mairead.

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