I hope everyone had a reflective and restful Memorial Day.
The weekend could have continued forever as far as I am concerned. It was nice to just not think about work. Saturday and Sunday were more intense days because I was in my final cramming days for my scheduled FAR test (next CPA exam). Then, late Sunday night I realized that nothing was going to make this happen, and I moved the test into July. (June is a blackout month...blackout months are basically added to make an already painful process even more inconvenient.)
I am generally OK with my decision. I knew forcing this exam into May was too soon considering I hadn't studied all tax season, but I SO wanted another exam done. I had maybe a minor flash of failure, but that was nothing compared to all the stress I was working myself up over an exam I couldn't be ready for in time.
I was up late Sunday night cleaning the house to cope with my decision. Then Monday morning I woke up ready to restructure the study plan and perhaps more importantly...start a quilt.
My goal was something scrappy, small, easy to only do a little sewing on and then leave for days if I had to. Something with quick satisfaction that I can work on between study session and work. Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville delivered! I am working on Stitch a "Star- Struck" Quilt. It is scrappy and cutting fabric all Monday made me happy.
I love when I am cutting up my own scraps how sometimes a fabric will fondly remind me of the larger quilt it came from. Some "scraps" were taken from my start on this year's New Year's Mystery quilt. I could tell that one was never going to get finished.
I even got about 45 minutes of initial block sewing. It is going to be perfect. The piles are easy to keep to one side, and I should be able to work on it and leave it without completely messing myself up.
Leela, as usual, was happy I was quilting too. Probably disappointed that nothing is on the floor yet, but she stayed close by in case.