I woke up this morning with the beginnings of a little cold or virus or something. Achey, snozzley, big cold sore on the lip. A perfect day to make a pot of tea and call in sick. Sick, but not too sick to work on a certain sewing project. Heh heh heh. I emailed the office to say that I was taking sick day. Then the phone started to ring. "Who will change the tape on the back up server?" "Who will talk to the Canon copier repair guy?" "Who will ______________? (fill in the blank)". Ok ok, so I am indispensable. I put on my warm up suit, stuffed my pockets with Kleenex and went into the office. Those big babies. Can't I even stay home ONE day? Grumble grumble. Good thing I wasn't REALLY that sick, but just a little bit sick. Still, with the HINI (pronounced Hiney don't you know?) flu warnings, we need to be careful about spreading germs around. But that is a topic for another day.
But before I went into work, take a look at my first Birdseye star block! I made it in about a half hour before the phone started ringing with calls from my concerned colleagues. I love this block! It was so fun to make, and the combinations of fabrics will be different in each and every block. So unique, so not boring. However, this is a quilt block that you need to be conscious to make. No dozing off or mind wandering. A block like this one calls for concentration. It was really hard to leave this block and go to work.
But, I put in my four and half hours at work, put out all the fires no one else could deal with, and hurried home to get back to my Birdseye star blocks. Woo hoo! I am having fun now. But my mind kept going back to those annoying phone calls from people who seemed more concerned about how my responsibilities would be taken care of rather than how I was feeling. I swear those people can't change a roll of paper towels without direction. Harumph. Poor Nicole. And guess what friends?
My Mind Wandered. I lost concentration on my wonderful Birdseye Star blocks. My mind focused on Bourgeois Pettiness instead of my Art.
I made 24 half square triangles using the wrong fabric combinations. No. I did not. Yes. I did.
So now instead of sitting back enjoying my beautiful star blocks I get to spend the evening ripping along bias edges. I can salvage all the pieces, but it will mean sewing bias edge triangles together.
I really need to be more Zen.