Star Block Challenge

The story of Karen Nyberg and her quilt block made in space filtered through social media last year. With it was a challenge to make a 9 1/2 inch star block to be included in a quilt at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

I have had on my “to do” list, this block:1-DSCN7674

It is due August 1. I don’t consider myself a procrastinator. This was one of those, “I’ll do it next week,” items that I kept postponing. It seemed as though I had plenty of time.

Well this week it was do or die, and part of me figured it didn’t matter, wasn’t necessary and it wasn’t as though my block being there would make a difference.

As I thought about it, I realized it would matter, to me. It was a goal I set for myself. And while it may not matter to anyone else, or even have an impact on my future life, it mattered when I wrote it down and I knew I needed to follow through, for me.

I know that not all tasks we set out to do need to be done or should be done. But this is one goal I wanted to do and I didn’t want to look back and wish I had made it a priority. I think too often we do that in life. We let the little things go in the busyness of our lives, forgetting that sometimes the little things really matter more that the big things.

While this was not a big thing, nor important in the grand scheme of life, I didn’t want procrastination to get in the way.4-DSCN7679

Are there things in your life that got away from you that you wished hadn’t?

Taking care of the little things on the Journey, Jackie

  • Sandi Colwell

    The block came out very nice. I agree about the goal setting. Thanks for the reminder.