Slow down and smell the coffee.
That's what I decided to do this week.
1. I've made time to meet with some non-quilting friends for coffee.
2. I'm trying to learn to like to drink coffee, starting with it in the iced form,
so that I can meet my friends for a cup.
3. Hand stitching slows me down and lowers my blood pressure.
I have an admission to make. I often have issues with contrast. It has happened again with this block. The choice of the polka dot background, although potentially interesting, detracts from the hand stitching. It is a lesson that I learn over and over, but I keep experimenting because sometimes I end up with something fun and exciting.
So I did take a "mulligan" (as my golfing friend has taught me) and redo this block.
If you'd like to try it, here's the pattern I designed.