We are back from a week in Florida where we enjoyed the beach, the sun, great people, and baseball. It was a break that D needed a lot, and I certainly wasn't adverse to it! We both said that we are at a point where we should try to get away for at least a week to a sunny, warmer location every winter - even those that aren't as severe as this one was. The kitchen chaos made the trip even more necessary. It's easier to say we can bear the upheaval now!
Speaking of upheaval - we came back to find that we now have a floor, cabinets, and painted walls! That is huge for us as progress has been made, and we can begin to see that it is all worthwhile. However, the dust and dirt is phenomenal! It will take a long time to clean it all up, but that's a concern for later. Right now, things are looking good, and that's all that's important.
Now while I do have photos of both the kitchen and our trip, I'm going to show you my more recently finished crazy quilt block. This is the one that seems to have taken me altogether too much time but that I have finally, at long last, completed. Huzzah!!! (Click the image to get a larger format.)
If you have ever had a project that seemed to hang over your head like the sword of doom, you will understand how I began to feel about this block. The major problem was that I had made a major mistake at the top of the block but just kept on trying to make it work. It wouldn't cooperate. Then I took off the offending fabrics, re-sized the area making it smaller, and hid the connection between the two sections better. After that, the sewing flew by with ease.
There is a lesson for me in that; stop fighting the inevitable. Acknowledge what doesn't work, change it, and move on!
You'd think I would have learned that by now, wouldn't you?
You also know this will probably happen again, and the next time, I'll have to struggle all over again as though this time had never happened. Sigh.