Contemplative panic

I am sure that if I laid out all of the pieces of my 2014 North Carolina State Fair project, both joined and unjoined, I would begin to hyperventilate as I calculated the amount of work that needs to be done between now and Monday, but lucky for me, there is no time, so I simply sit, joining one square to the next, weaving in one end here and another end there before moving onto the next piece with no time for panic, contemplative or otherwise.

Yesterday, I did manage to finish a third corner panel (having already completed two corner panels earlier), and I took advantage of the clear, sunny weather to block them. I was able to get rid of most of the pet hair that seemed to be a part of the project, and they squared up perfectly as they dried out in the sun.

Unfortunately, I was in a hurry, and got them put away without thinking to take a picture.

Today, however, I documented what I have gotten done at home, and at the various way stations in yesterday’s and today’s travels, including most of the redesigned kitchen stove panel:

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The nearly completed stove panel

Two more strips of the north panel:

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An overview of the north panel

and haphazard progress on the east and west panels:

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I make progress on the east and west panels

I would love to ruminate on these pieces and come to a greater understanding of my grandmother’s life, but with each day that slips away, it seems like that will have to wait until after the project is finished, and in the meantime, I continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.

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