The first of April has come and gone so this post is a few days late but NOT a dollar short!
I was teaching a class last night where a student commented, “I haven’t seen any new blog stories lately”. She’s right – there haven’t been any new stories for awhile, that’s because I was on vacation, in Florida. My student went on to ask about my trip then she asked the question she really wanted answered, “Are you still making a star a day?”
Okay, so let’s look at that question: “Are you still making a star a day?” In the most literal interpretation of the question I have to answer with a sad face, “No”. Because I have not been sewing A star A day. But what if she meant, “Have you completed a star for each day of the year to date?” In that case, I can honestly say, “Yes, I am up-to-date with one star per day completed since Nov 1st when I started my Star a Day challenge.” But did I sew one star a day? No, not in March.
As I packed for my 12 day long road trip to Florida I prepped a packet of stars to sew while traveling, counted out to get me caught up, dated, to keep me from falling further behind. By the time we left home on Mar 20th I was 10 days behind. Yipes! I was tempted to call a truce and say that I just couldn’t do a star a day for a year. I would have to add those ten stars on to the end of my year. But maybe, just maybe, I could get caught up while on vacation.
It took all 12 days to do it but on April 1st, (no foolin’!) the last day of our vacation, as we drove past the St Louis Arch, just four hours from home, I took the final stitch on the star that ended my month long stretch of being perpetually behind.
Which brings us to my Star A Day update for April: I have completed 153 stars and am back on track!
Don’t worry, I still love my tiny stars but if there is one thing I learned from falling behind it’s this: A star a day is fun. Three or four a day is work.