So since I have been making my return to creativity I've been thinking about checking out the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild with an eye towards making some creative friends and finding new ways to challenge myself. I was planning to make the February meeting my first. I cleared my schedule for it, planned my route, and started something for the February project, quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. The only mistake I made was making a mental note that the meetings started at 4:00 PM. Then, as you've probably imagined, when I was on my way out the door (literally, with coat on & purse in hand) and went to the website to write down the exact address of the meeting place...I realized the meeting started at 2:00. Unfortunately I was already running about 15-20 minutes late so I decided it wasn't going to be worth it to spend an hour and a half on the train in order to be at the meeting for probably 40 minutes!
So maybe I'll make the March meeting?
I guess the good thing is that it inspired me to start this AAQI quilt, which I will still finish and donate. I'm thinking I'll add some embroidery but I haven't decided exactly what yet. Then quilt it up and send it in. I'm very much hoping not to lose steam on it - I mean none of this should take very long, so it's a good test of my New Year's follow through...