I was challenged to improve my paper piecing skills,
purchased fabrics that I normally didn't look at twice and made blocks that I thought I wanted to use for quilts and then realized that one or two blocks were enough for me.
I like the idea of deadlines ( a good idea for procrastinators) and I like having small finishes. I always included a personal note and felt good after a trip to the post office.
In one bee, we lost a member early on, and I received all my blocks.
In another bee, we started with 12 or 13 members and I have received from five members.
In the final bee, we lost members, and it still took months to get blocks from everyone.
I should also mention that I joined a few quilt alongs, which, I'm still doing even though the events are long over. I do work best with deadlines and perhaps if I didn't have too much going on, I might even meet one or two.
I learned that I have to say no, evaluate my time commitments and be more realistic about how much time I need to complete a project
- and to always keep in mind just how many projects I am working on.
Should I join another? I think I'll give myself some time before I do.