I have been sitting on a friend's quilt for two months because I couldn't visualize a quilting design. Two months! The top is red/white/black and the backing fabric is bronze and cranberry Asian influenced patterned fabric. Once I realized it was going to work out having silver on the top and a light bronze thread for the backing, the quilting started and took on a life of its own. It felt good to chalk this project off the to-do list that had been hanging on my refrigerator for too long.
|When these areas were finished, I found that I needed to go back in with a walking foot and stitch the white sashings. The little strips that I thought would just pop.....seemed to just pucker with out the straight line stitching.|
Procrastination is a frustrating situation but maybe its not procrastination as much as time to think through a design; spending time on design development sounds far more professional than just saying you're stumped!
The colors of my flag are red, white and blue. Donkeys and elephants, as well as a myriad of smaller parties trying to gain momentum, are all represented by these colors. It saddens me of the billions of dollars wasted through the media on political verbal warfare. Let's go back a few decades (which so many candidates wanted to do with women's bodies) and advertise the proper way:
My place of refuge is my sewing room. It is painted the colors of the sky at dawn and dusk.
|My room is painted violet (ceiling), egg-yolk yellow (walls), and the trim is a pink bisque. Although it is located in the basement with a low ceiling, colors of the sky give the room depth and warmth.|
|Since it is very small, I try to utilize any space I can. A desk that runs along one wall has containers underneath for storing notions and fabric strips.|
|There is a very special quilt hanging where I can see it everyday. I can't help but smile with every ounce of my being when I glance at it. Martha sent me this in the mail as a surprise! Martha writes a wonderful needle work blog and her posts are addictive in a very healthy way. One day I am going to take a road trip and knock on her door. Since we've never met, I will be standing on her porch holding this quilt as my introduction. Yes, a road trip is on the bucket list! Thank you Martha!|
|I told you every speck of space is being used. Opps, looks like I could straighten it out a bit :)|
|I'll get the bottom drawer closed when the projects filling it are finished. Here are some of my sewing books I keep grabbing for reference as well as a collection of pin cushions.|