One Step At a Time
While we were in New York, we took a trip to Glens Falls to see the Hyde Museum. The most interesting part to us was the former home of Louis Hyde and his wife. They were art collectors who had a Rembrandt hanging in the library and Renoirs in the bedrooms. I was delighted to see this embroidered panel from Germany in the 19th century. It was done with silk and metallic threads on linen.
One of the things that I discovered when putting things away in my sewing room is that I have a LOT of scraps. I really need to make something with them or make the decision to let them go. For now, I'm cutting them into the sizes I generally use and thinking about what to do with them.
I also realized that I need to whittle down the number of UFOs to feel more productive (and frankly, to create more space on the shelves). That helped me to choose my goal for August. I'm going to continue working on the Sand and Surf block of the month and bring it to a finished top. The sashing, cornerstones and borders need to be done, but I'm committed to getting them completed one step at a time. The colors in this quilt are so great for summer, so that should help keep me motivated.
I'm linking up with elmstreetquilts.blogspot.com. It's always fun to check out what others are hoping to accomplish this month.