my what, you may ask???
if i were an artist of old, i would tell you this just might well be my life's work
everything i have ever loved about needlework is here: linen, lace, patchwork, embroidery
everything i have ever learned has brought me to this
i can't tell you it's been easy though
well, the stitching and piecing is easy; it's the colour and stitch selection that gets me from time to time
too light, too dark, too pink, too white, too small, too big, too plain
sometimes i would rip out a section two or three times until i got it "right"
today i have been patiently sewing it all together - and a very tedious process it is
which may turn out to be a good thing as it has provided me with a lot of time to think about what happens next - what quilting to do where, what seams need embellishment and what ones need to be left alone
communing with my quilt
and pondering what you see below....
karen calls this sort of thing an opportunity -a chance to add something interesting
something that wouldn't have been there otherwise - if all the parts had fit that is
i call it a royal pain
we shall see who is right
(personally, for what it's worth, i'd put my money on her...)
i have to hand my quilt in wednesday evening so in the words of jack bauer, i'm going dark for a while
i have probably already earned the distinction of bad blogger of the year over these past few weeks
but it will be a while before i'll be around to see what you have been up to, and to respond to all the wonderful comments you continue to leave me
beautiful, thoughtful comments that i hardly deserve after neglecting all of you so much lately
so thank you very much for your patience, and i promise i will be around soon!
in the meanwhile, i'll be back with one last post about about a very special section i'm working on, and then on the weekend with the completed quilt