Monday, October 15, 2018
the sun is shining through the prisms
sending little rainbows all over the sewingroom
the window is open for now 'cause its warm in the sun
I've got something on the machine and something in the longarm
(thank goodness for charity quilts and the quilt guilds who spawn them!)
practicing my feathers when piecing gets boring or frustrating in a rippit sort of way
Giving myself plenty to do so I can ignore politics for another week or so
I've gotten a lot of practice this year!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
as every quilter realizes at some point in their quilting career
there are way more Ideas in their heads than they can ever make in reality
and when you are a quilter like me
who is well and truly bitten,
you have more than one hobby horse to ride
this makes for a messy table
I am always in the throes of an idea
I've various stages of done laying about the house.
I try to keep them contained but they keep crawling out across various tables in the house
tossing themselves around
at least that's what I tell myself
You know they just got out again, like recalcitrant puppies refusing to stay in their basket
here's another one!
and you have to lay it all out so you can see all the colors and how they will interact with each other!
next thing you know there are parts all over the room
It just exploded! honest!
I need to stop buying fabric, is what I need to do.
that last pile ended up looking like this so the process is messy
but look at all the pretty colors!
Monday, October 8, 2018
one round robbin was to CQ your favorite poem
one of mine is "When Women were birds" by
Terry Tempest Williams
“Once upon a time,
when women were birds, t
here was the simple understanding
that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk
was to heal the world through joy.
The birds still remember
what we have forgotten,
that the world is meant to be celebrated.”
I was quite pleased when these blocks came back, though only two had the phrases sewn in that went with their pieces.
I always meant to sew the rest but never got around to that part as so many other things were pressing then.
what were they? I cant remember. I just remember something else needed to be done and I put the blocks aside.
The other round robbin theme was Women in gardens(?) I think.
And that one came back to me exquisitely sewn too!
and then life so it got put with the others and sat sad and neglected at the bottom of the ufo box
I took them out earlier this year
thinking to make them into a wall hanging
but that wasn't good enough either
so they sat on the desk in the "waiting" pile.
then I got them out to show someone and they got all mixed up together and well,
they looked good together
so I thought "Aha! a book!"
and here it is.
the bird book