A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day. Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands. - Proverbs 27:15-16, NLT
Quarrelsome nagging, a steady stream of unwanted advice, is a form of torture. People nag because they think they're not getting through, but nagging hinders communication more than it helps.
When tempted to engage in this destructive habit, stop and examine your motives. Are you more concerned about yourself--getting your way, being right--than about the person you are pretending to help? If you are truly concerned about other people, think of a more effective way to get through to them. Surprise them with words of patience and love, and see what happens.
Oh, and while on our road trip, I sewed on my hexies and am ready for "One-Flower Wednesday". I sewed 16 hexies on our 8-hour trip but I’m only posting 3 of them so I’ll have some extras in case I fall behind, hahaha. Plan ahead as “they” say. It takes me 25 mintues to make one flower if the shapes are already basted.
And the “Penny Haren Applique Quilt-Along” continues. This block is called Barb's Spinning Star. Have I mentioned that these blocks seem to gradually be getting harder?
Has anyone done the “Dear Jane Stickle” quilt? I’m thinking of starting one (yes, after all the moaning and groaning I’ve done with the “Penny Haren Applique Quilt-Along.” How hard could it be? Is it hard or time-consuming or both?