In an act of extreme spring cleaning, I have said thank you to my reproductive organs and sent them on their way. No need to carry around the extra pound when I don't need them anymore. I have switched to hand stitching during the recovery and am making more Life of Plenty blocks.
I am picking up the first scrap fabric that will work instead of looking for the perfect fabric. I somehow like how that modern stem fabric looks with the old fashioned spool fabrics.