Well folks, I still find machine quilting much like wrestling a snake — even when I have “control” of the fabric, I still feel like I’m struggling to hold on to the squirming mass of of cloth, and my stitches are anything but smooth and flowing.

HOWEVER, I have realized that sometimes my impatience and desire to GET THINGS DONE just needs to be accepted and allowed to run its course and then I need to go back to the practice, the patience, the breathing, the zen needed to both meander and focus along my quilting lines.