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piecing together summer plans

Summer Piecing

Are you struggling to come to terms with summer, as I am? I want to think of it as a time to have more relaxed making, but the opposite often ends up to be true. My plans become bigger than they should be. And I'd like to say that this is a post about how I've fixed that problem and how you can do the same in three easy steps.

It's not.

Instead, it's more of a post in which I say, once again, that I can't do it all, despite desperately trying. I think as posts here have slowed, it may be obvious. But perhaps not.

It's easy to think that other people have it all together (I certainly believe this about people too often!). I don't have it all (or even mostly) together.
These EPP pieces will become a summer design. Eventually.

Sketches for a new stitching club are coming along. I hope.

Freelance opportunities are happening. If I get busy.

A pattern update is waiting in the wings. But I'm already feeling late.
And then there's the matter of finishing two quilts for special gifts, my everyday writing/designing work, and maybe, just maybe, a few moments to breathe.

Even as I am piecing together my summer plans, I can see how the pieces may just fall apart. But this: "And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Colossians 1:17

Yeah, so I'll be leaning on Jesus to hold the pieces. (And I'll stitch a few pieces of my own along the way...)


  1. You are amazing, Mollie! Be sure to take time for yourself each day :)

  2. I am feeling like that too! Summer...I just have to remind myself that it is not wrong for me to rest. I love that verse :-)

  3. Relying on God is exactly what I do on a daily basis. I pile way too much on and don't have time to get all my daily things done so it waits on me. Luckily my family doesn't worry about that too much! So good to read your blog!

  4. Aww! I'm sure you are doing fine, don't put so much pressure on yourself. I try to keep in mind what Jesus said about not worrying about tomorrow, its hard though as by nature I am anxious! I do sympathise with how you are feeling. I enjoy reading your blog so much, take care x

  5. That's a great lesson for all of us to learn...and relearn!

  6. Oh, I totally empathize with you, Mollie! Being a teacher 9 months of the year, the summer months hold such promise and such a long list of things that must get done, that I often feel weighted down so much that I can't relax and enjoy the time off. The closets, the gardens, the books, the garage, the expected-to-attend parties...it seems never-ending. I'll be leaning on Jesus too!


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