It's the 15th so it's time to check in day for our Big Dream projects!
Five people linked up last month and I'm happy to see that others are joining me to stretch to get those projects underway. After all, the sooner you start reaching for today's dream you will be able to dream a new dream.
Do you have a Big Dream project? Are you still avoiding it?
I recently read an older article at Harvard Business Review with advice on how to start your big project. This quote from the article really struck me as the root cause of procrastination and it really applies to my symmetry project:
We procrastinate on that big project precisely because it’s important. So important, in fact, that we’re too scared to work on it.
If you’ve been avoiding your Big Dream project maybe this article will have some helpful advice.
Of course my wall is moving along great. That’s because I’m not afraid of it anymore. I have gotten past all of the unknowns so it’s no longer a dream. All I have to worry about now is it becoming another quilt UFO! Since I can't pack this pone away on a shelf I don't think it's a huge risk,
The symmetry project has been stalling while I agonize over the getting the perfect design. I think I’ve now finally gotten myself past that. It's just a quilt in the end and I need to start if I'm ever going to have a finish.
I hope you are working on your Big Dream project or at least planning it. Don’t put off the projects. Jump in and remove the fear that’s keeping you from starting.
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Here's what's going on with my 2 Big Dream projects:
I finished this section of the wall last night. I knew I had to do a section to pay tribute to all of the bluebirds that we host in our nest boxes and this is it. I was a bit stymied about the eyes but eventually remembered my bead stash. Two black beads were perfect!
Here’s the wall as it looks today. I know it’s hard to see with the ladder, shelves and FloMo in the way but you get the idea. At my rate of 2 blocks per week this will be done around the end of the year. For now I”m focusing on the center section so I can get that part grouted. Then I’ll be away from FloMo.
I don’t have any photos to show on the symmetry project but I finally have settled on a plan! It’s going to be a larger version of Zombie Ball. I was going to do the same size blocks but make the quilt larger but I just couldn’t get the background worked out and the circles are too small for the kind of piecing I want to do. I finally realized that I just needed to make bigger blocks……and that took 2 weeks! Anyway, I have a plan so next week will start working on the fabric layout for the background and I’m excited to get started.