15 thoughts on “For Those Days When I Am Stuck

  1. Love that first photo and this post. Sometimes I don’t even get past #1 . . . and we all know I’m never very good at the completion part. As I recall you’ve shared this manifesto before. Just what I needed. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Just read this out loud to teacher husband & adult working son. They like it and want me to send it to them. Thank you!

  3. I have lost my Rubik’s cube somewhere over the past years. I have the solution booklet, but no cube. And I have more ideas than I know what to do with. It’s the execution that hold me back! Not the starting part. The finishing part. Sometimes I think it’s like reading a good book and not wanting to get to the end, because then there won’t be anymore of that book. But mostly it’s procrastination.

  4. Love, love love this! I’m much better at completing projects for other people than doing my own. I have to set deadlines for myself, otherwise nothing gets finished. In terms of quilting, I keep telling myself that it is only fabric. If I ruin it, well, I have lots more. Thanks for this great reminder to expand our horizons, and give ourselves permission to fail.

  5. What an interesting little booklet! I think most of us are paralysed with indecision because we have so many ideas!

  6. Of late, I’ve been stuck on 3 quilts and have discovered that patience (not my virtue, trust me) worked: 1 quilt sent to the long-armer, 1 quilt I did on my little chugger machine :), and today I’m taking the 3rd to be shop-basted and then I’ll hand quilt. Done. Moving stuff around the studio (to prepare for yellow jacket extraction/annihilation) gave me creative brain time to contemplate those moves – exercise and decision – you cannot beat ’em!! Thanks for a great post!!

  7. Love it! Except the procrastination one—so many great quilts in my head that one would kill

  8. My husband and I chuckled over this list this morning with our coffee. A favorite saying of mine is, “I don’t do perfect, I do done.” Here’s to more done! 🙂

  9. Profound pictures and words of wisdom. Can’t say I agree with ALL of them (“Failure counts as done.” How about that UFO pile of failed quilt blocks that’s in my closet?), but they’re certainly insightful. Thanks for sharing!

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