I took an applique class at the end of January at the local quilt shop. I want to make wall hangings for an area of the living room that has a lot of wall space. I decided to make a Valentine wall hanging. Things have been busy because I've been preparing a presentation but I decided to take a break and work on this. I spent a week on this and it moved along swiftly in the beginning. I thought I would have it done quickly. Then came the applique part. Preparing the pieces and stitching. (I did the stitching after this picture.) I seriously entertained not bothering with the heart border. In the end, I'm glad I did it. The funny part is, I didn't finish it until tonight. I sewed on the sleeve on the back and had it hanging before I made dinner. It is done. I appliqued! That class was worth it!
Do you remember Aesop’s fable about the Grasshopper and the Ant? The industrious little ant worked all day, every day preparing for the days ahead of him. He was always prepared and never stressed. The grasshopper was a procrastinator. His motto was ‘Why work today when I can wait until I need it tomorrow.’ I try to be that ant and plan ahead, however, deep down inside, I'm a grasshopper. I keep revealing that about myself as I work on projects, have laundry to do or maybe even a lesson that needs to be prepared and I'm off having fun, procrastinating and putting off until I have to do it.
Today I am a grasshopper.