G and I have been on the road 2 weeks and we continue to be in awe of the beautiful country we live in and the friendly spirit of not only the quilting community, but also the camping community.

In thinking about #3 of the 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Quilter, I realized it encompassed not only a practical aspect but an emotional one.
Quilting is not only a creative outlet but has a component of generosity. Interwoven in our creative outlet, we are making quilts for family, friends and charitable groups, and a lot of times with the best of intentions,...are not finishing them. And so #3 is...It Is Never Too Late!

What I mean about this is we all have projects that we intended to start or have started for a grandchild blankie and now they are going off to college. What about that graduation quilt...that still lingers? Or the wedding quilt, and the newlyweds are celebrating their 10th anniversary, LOL. Having these projects lurking in the sewing space creates an atmosphere of stress because I think these older designated projects actually have a voice of the ghost of projects never completed!!!

But!!! I am here to tell you...IT IS NEVER TOO LATE! Each one of these projects with a voice does not have to be created in the original pattern...you can morph it into another project...like a retirement quilt for that graduate, LOL. Why we hang onto projects as if they cannot evolve and grow as we do is beyond me...are we punishing ourselves? Give it up...set yourself free!  

I know quilters are generally not just quilters...but they knit, cross stitch, needlepoint, rug hook, punchneedle...and so the old project list usually includes many other art forms. As an example...I bought this cross stitch to make for my youngest son.

...and now I have decided it is for his son!!! I can't tell you how amazing it is to release this project and set it free!

Have a wonderful week and set those projects free...it is never too late!

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#4 Jenny Bonynge 2017-08-31 10:03
Fabulous idea!
#3 Arlene 2017-08-30 08:13
P.s. Oh so cute photos of your grandson!
#2 Kaye Hlavaty 2017-08-30 06:42
As always, I love Anna's articles, blog, videos, etc! I need to choose something to set free! I have a BOM with 11 blocks completed. This would be a great choice! Thanks for the inspiration.
#1 Rita Kummer 2017-08-30 05:18
What :- a delight to feel so much joy in Anna's quilting

Journey! Also her relaxed feelings for projects yet t
be finished! :-)
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