Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Ramblings

I don't need a long sleeved shirt today, it is on its way to pass yesterday's high of 88. It is absolutely beautiful. I made a pitcher of iced tea and enjoying every minute of the day. Big T and The Dude are doing yard work and I am sandwiching a quilt so I can quilt it later today or tomorrow (if I get motivated).

I am so loving these new art quilts I am playing with. I don't know if there's a right or wrong way, but it feels right. I actually have some creativity starting to sneak into some of my work. Imagine that - uptight, control-freak, inhibited little-old me letting a little creativity through my filters. Instead of planning something out for hours or days (or weeks), I am just doing what comes into my head. I think Melody and Barbara call it playing. I wanted something different for my Study in Purple wall hanging but I wasn't sure what. All of a sudden I realized I had picked up the scissors and had created an entirely new shape - and I love it. I would never have done that in the past.

These are on my design wall right now. I'm trying to get a feel for what these will look like together. I'm not sure the center one goes with the other two. Any thoughts?

I didn't make it to the sewing studio yesterday. We had banking and a few other errands to run. One of the drawbacks of living in a rural community is that everyonce in awhile you have to go outside the local area for errands. AND then it takes all day. So we save them up and try to do everything at once. We were all the way home before I remembered that we didn't stop at Joann's. How we did that is beyond me. So my 'small Joann list' will be even bigger the next time. Maybe this was a subconscious message to do it online. Seems like everytime I go to Joann's the shelves are empty, or styles and colors are extremely limited. I think there if you exceed a certain amount, the shipping is free. (Or does anyone else know a good, inexpensive online shop for notions, batting, etc.?)
Hugs to all. I cherish each and everyone of you.


  1. Ooh, I like those fabrics. Very sunny...have you considered something sort of sunburst like or maybe even flower petal-ish? I'm not sure I even know what I mean by that :) I definitely think the fabric in the middle will work.

    Hooray for warm weather, though I'd rather see it stay in the 70's thank you!

    Have a great Easter weekend. HUGS!!

  2. Those three fabrics make me think of rainbow sherbet...very refreshing.


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