"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
— Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
I know that the original meaning of the poem absolutely does not apply to quilting; but, man, these words have been resonating with me the last couple of days!
I try to set myself goals when I machine quilt. Setting goals keeps me focused and accountable. But, sometimes these goals are maybe a little too lofty!
I wanted to get a section of background finished today. A HUGE section to be honest! I set a goal for this weekend and it was a big goal. I wanted to get all the cross-hatch done in between the rows and I think that this may have been too lofty a goal for the weekend. Especially since the weather is lovely today and there are other things I think I'd rather be doing - and - frankly, the quilting will still be there tomorrow!
So, although I have promises to keep, to myself, and, miles to go, I will give myself permission to stop for a bit and get outside :-D Besides - there are still more hours in the day before I sleep ;-)