I’ve been on a learning binge lately–which has been fun–as I ventured into previously uncharted territories. I wonder…though, when you learn a new thing, sometimes the first few times you do it absolutely perfectly; then, you go through a phase where everything goes wrong? I think the everything-going-wrong phase is actually the most important learning bit which sorts the women from the girls–at least that is what I am going to tell myself.
A RealWarm Spring Day...at last.
There are lots of silly things that put me off the things I want to do: getting organized, fear of cocking it up, fear of wasting materials etc. If you are the same, I officially give you absolution. It doesn’t matter how much you bugger it up! Do it, blog about it, we can all learn from the process.
Juggling each part of my life is a skill I’m learning quite well. Fitting fiber into the daily circus is yet another challenge; but I would say it’s a necessary one. It provides me with satisfaction–making something beautiful hopefully, and it gives a focus beyond meals and children. Sometimes, the little projects keep things on an even keel.
Sheer Beauty...in nature
I am fascinated by sacred geometry in nature. In general, it is the thought that God designed nature in such a way that it follows geometric/mathematical principles. A garden is a great source of inspiration on this level. And there is no better example than the incredible sunflowers in bloom.
Rippled Lace Blanket Making Progress
I need a boot up the backside to make me brave enough to dive right in. What do you think? How different this composition/layout of Kaffe Fassett Inspired Gypsy Quilt look by adding borders to one of the squares. This time, I cut a 9″, two 7″, and a 5″ by 2.5″ stripes fresh off Top Drawer Secret Garden Design Roll without washing them first.
Kaffe Fassett Inspired Gypsy Quilt-Along
I am undecided as to hand or machine-quilting this one. If I stitch the blocks by hand, would it take me years to finish? How much of it will be visible if I hand quilt when the top is finally ready? I do not mind the work involved in hand quilting, but, not if I cannot see it. What’s your gentle wisdom?
Everything is so very green here at the moment.
Some things are already reaching the height of their powers.
My locale seems even more verdant.
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