Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sharpening my ax

I've got so many things I want to show you, but I need to keep them under wraps for now. All I can say is that my to-do list is mounting and mounting and most of it is of the everyday household kind that's not any fun to write about. On the other hand, some of it is very fun like the projects behind this pile here: To Do Pile But I can't seem to get to this stash fast enough these days. This morning I found the most perfect quote on Twitter: "If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend six hours sharpening my ax." - Abraham Lincoln Those words could not be more true for me today. I need to spend some time honing my skills and making plans before I cut into some of the fabric above. My husband's famous: "Measure twice, cut once." also comes to mind. Maybe it's just a good day for quotes. Or for ax sharpening. Or for popping open a Diet Coke and thinking about ax sharpening. Yeah, that's it.


  1. Oh that's me. . . I'm really good at 'thinking' about working on something. . . (!) :o)
    But I do love the Lincoln quote - it's so true. The more planning I do. . . (I like the way you put it. . . "honing my skills") . . . the smoother the actual project seems to go.
    (love the Suess fabric!)
    xo, Bren

  2. Are all those piles going towards a single project? The quote is thought provoking.

  3. No, those piles represent three different projects. Oh my, what a mess I think they would be all together! :)


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