Quilting is one of my favorite hobbies. I do it all by hand; I love the connection. In the last year, blogging has been pushing it out of the way more than I’d like. The other factor in my willingness to let it be (except for some small quilts) is that I was dissatisfied with some choices on my main quilting project.
Last night I finally said, “Ok, I don’t care if the quilt will be smaller, I want to feel like it’s beautiful.” So I removed the changes and started quilting it. Sometimes it’s better to sacrifice size if it’ll actually get done. And if you’ll like it better.
Restarting an old project can be a real mood enhancer too!
And now for something completely different—some great articles on PF I picked up around the blogosphere this week (but not all of them, I forgot to star a number that I now only vaguely remember):
- First, the Money Life Network has started a series called Frugal Things to Do In… where bloggers write about frugal things they do in their hometown area. Great series, whether for finding things in your local area or if you may travel to one of these cities. And it’s open to participants.
- Squawkfox came up with 10 reasons why cars are the new smoking. But you know what proved her point the best? How the comments section lit up over the whole thing. Easily parallels smoking discussion.
- Jonathan at My Money Blog decided to show why double taxation isn’t a big concern on 401(k) loans (other things are, just not double taxation). Well, his first attempt wasn’t getting through, so he came up with a second example that was a bit clearer. Check out his argument and don’t miss the 2nd post if you’re not convinced by the first.
- Paid Twice wrote about the lessons she learned from disappearing money. That’s why I like using my card for everything, no chance of it getting washed (or if it did, it should still be usable/not detract from my balance anyway).
- If you haven’t heard it yet, plonkee tells the sad story of a couple who faked the husband’s death to avoid bankruptcy. It’s not sad in that I feel bad for them, I feel worse for the people around them (including their sons) who were affected by the whole thing.
- Patrick at Cash Money Life has been writing this week about How to Become a Millionaire. I linked to the first post, but don’t miss the whole series!
- Dough Roller provides valuable analysis of the credit card fine print. It’s very important to know just what your card charges.
That’s all folks, enjoy the beautiful Sunday!