Okay, I admit it. ↑ is not as exciting as it once was. I’ve been working on ↑ everyday for 111 days now and I tell you. Sometimes I just want to throw ↑ in the river. If only I had a river.
Then again, whether I want to work on ↑ or not doesn’t really come into play anymore. I do ↑ anyway because ↑ has become something of a habit. Every morning I devote some time to ↑ and I will continue to do so until ↑ is done. Like ↑ or not.
The thing is, I would never be where I am if I hadn’t put myself on this strict do-it-or-else regimen. As a consequence, I am seeing the progress. I am witnessing the fruit of my work. And when I get to the end, will it all have been worth my effort?
oh, i am so glad you don't have a river!
Michelle L. says
Wow wow wow, it's blinding me in in hexagonal glory! I salute you for working so faithfully.
I can see right now it looks absolutely beautiful and well worth the weeks of work……well done you!…..and don't go near any open water in the near future 🙂 xx
Amy Friend says
That will be just AMAZING!!!
Christie - Fine Lines says
I am still chuckling from ^ post:)) As you know, just keep stitchin' and you'll get there!!!
WOW! It looks amazing. And it's amazing to keep plugging along when you'd rather throw it in the river. Congratulations!
Funny Girl!! Can't wait to see the quilt finished. Beautiful!
oh, what a great posting! thx!
I'm sure it'll help me to finish an UFO of mine… it's been in the cupboard for ehm… maybe 15 yrs!…
some onf my works can bee seen here
Seguro que cuando esté finalizada se te olvidará todo el trabajo que te ha dado…..realmente se ve espectacular…..así que adelante que te está quedando preciosa……(menos mal que no tienes rio….)
Surely when completed you'll forget all the work that has given you ….. really looks spectacular ….. so go ahead!!(luckily you don't have river)
Michele you are great!! I can just imagine the work and the amount of time and patience…..Amazing!!!
gartcott aka Penny Hannah says
There's nothing like putting a project 'out there' on your blog to keep you on track! It will be SO worth it when it's finished – it took me about 20 years to complete a UFO and that has given me more pleasure than a host other quickies.
It looks fantastic and I admire your patience!
Can't wait to see the finished product.
Cheering you on – it's going to be a fantastic quilt. Just don't go near a river.
Hex yeah!! It looks fabulous – it will be a treasure to use and cherish when you are done!!
Wow, it looks amazing. Can't wait to see it finished. It inspires me to want to try and work with hexigrams, although maybe in a slightly smaller way first. : ) You are doing a wonderful job, keep it up!
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Sep. 08, 2012. Thanks again.
Keep going – they look amazing! I'm hexying too and yes, the novelty does wear off but a little a day is good. That's what I'm telling myself!
love your hexy quilt….and they way you refered to your quilt made me giggle!
I'm so glad you posted your progress – was wondering if you were still hexing! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It will be so worth all the time you put into it.
Melissa Kojima says
Ah, I know what you mean about wanting to throw it in the river when something seems tedious. But it's keeps getting bigger and better, right? It looks wonderful from your sneak peek here. Keep up the good work. Glad it's become a habit. High fives and thumbs up!
Please don't throw it into the river, or tell me which river! Great! Can't wait to see the result. I made a Log Cabin like that, working a block a day. Makes sense to do a bit everyday http://maryandpatch.blogspot.ch/2012/03/growing-growing.html
Keep at it Michele as I'm 100% certain that this will be worth it in the end and you'll have a beautiful heirloom quilt before you know.
melissa q. at a happy stitch says
Oh, it is so beautiful! I totally get the river, thing. But, I think you should phone a friend if you ever get that river feeling again…a friend that makes a mean cocktail.
Stick to or else sometimes is the only way! And it doesn't hurt that your entire readership is watching! 🙂
And look at how they are supporting you!
One morning at a time – you will get there!
Go, Michele, go. You are doing remarkably. 🙂
I'm so happy you don't have a river! It might be taking a while, but it is looking just fantastic.
Keep at it and don't despair.
That's a tantalizing photo. It appears to be a rainbow of hexies behind your hands. Hmmmmmmm….
nicolette at dutchcomfort says
Michele it will be stunning when finished. The excitement wears off the longer you work on a hexagon project, but I always find it soothing to work on some EPP each day! So glad there’s no river nearby you!
Your hexies are fantastic! I have this entry bookmarked (btw, I'm a new reader…) so I can refer back to it to keep myself on task. I have the attention span of a gnat but suffer from delusions as to how much I can get done. With that in mind, I started not one but two hexagon quilts two years ago and neither are finished. I'm making progress on one but until a few days ago hadn't worked on it in months. I grabbed some while heading out for kid chauffeuring duty and in less than 2 days of working on it just in the car, had a flower. So–that and your post have given me the kick I needed. I am going to work on hexies, dag nabbit!
Carin Wijnand says
Proud of you!! ( and a bit jealous for being so determinant ;))