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hexagons, scissors, and fabric (or blog plans gone awry)


A few years ago I started making a schedule for my blog posts using Google Calendar. I like it better than the paper planner I was using because I can edit and rearrange my planned posts as I work. It used to be that I would mainly change my plans as I was making them, but lately, I've been changing the plan to change the plans.

My editorial calendar now involves me moving things on to later days when I realize that there's just no way that I'm going to finish all of the work involved with a post before, you know, I need to post it. And I write this after sifting through old blog posts from a time when I was always on top of regular posting about all kinds of projects.

I don't know what all has changed for me, other than working on more things in the background (like a secret project for a magazine) and creating some more extensive tutorials (like the hexagon piece in the photo above). Rather than let myself get down about it, I choose to enjoy my hexagons...

...snip embroidery threads with these super cute scissors that came in the happy mail this week...

...and make plans to use this fabric for a special gift.

I'd love to tell you what I have planned next, but lets just play it by ear, mmmmkay?


  1. Taking your time is nothing to be worried about. Sometimes I think stopping to enjoy it all is what makes it all worthwhile. Enjoy your hexies and the cute scissors.

  2. Wow. Ty Pennington has a fabric line? I missed that...

  3. I got those scissors too! We must have gotten the same happy mail ;)

  4. Awesome scissors! but make sure you don't over work your self.....thanks for all the great post though!

  5. Cute bunny scissors. Don't get too down. I think that happens a lot to bloggers. We end up moving things around and soon we realized we misjudged how long it would really take to get something done. I am excited to see what you have planned.

  6. I congratulate you on being honest with yourself and with your readers about things you're going through. we can't be perfect miss do-it-all 24/7. maybe you're coming into a season of your life where you need to slow things down a bit. just don't give up. you are an inspiration!


  7. Thanks, friends! I'm not giving up...I'm pressing on...and slowly but surely making.

  8. It's very hard to stay up to date when you have more labor intensive projects. I've been finding myself having to post a lot more work in progress photos than finished projects.

    Those scissors are amazing! Where are they from?

    1. Yep. I just haven't gotten into the regular habit of WIP posting. I do think that those posts are just as welcome, right? Right.

      Scissors: http://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/8192/tacony/-/happy-bunny-4-embroidery-scissors

  9. I always enjoy your posts, no matter how frequently or infrequently they come. I'm looking forward to what you have coming in the future!

  10. Hey, isn't that what summer is all about? Laid back, spontaneous, do whatcha wanna do?

    The fabric is great and scissors are so dern cute. And who could resist that hunky Ty Pennington beckoning you to take his ideas...


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