knee deep in thread and snippety bits of fabric and lace...
i had such fun in my sewing room today - more fun that i have had in a very long time
playing around with several ideas, experimenting, taking chances
sometimes i get so attached to how something looks that i'm afraid of mucking it up
the piece below is a case in point
the first thing i was afraid of messing up was a good-sized chunk of my salt-spattered mauve watercolour paper... i really like it, a lot, and if i messed it up, well, there isn't any more
you'd think i'd have a little more confidence, especially when working with fabrics and lace that i really like, but to be truthful, most days i don't
karen showed us this wonderful technique over in simply stitch three the other day and hers was stunning
today i had to try it for myself...
standing at the window, holding it in my hand, turning it this way and that, happy with what i had done
i laid it on the worktable and as i picked up my rotary cutter to move it out of the way, i wondered what it would be like if i cut into smaller strips
i was in a dither for a bit, feeling an overwhelming urge to cut it yet afraid to make a mess of it...
finally i just picked up the cutter, held my breath and cut a narrow strip off
i loved it
really loved it
i wanted to cut it up even more and play around with it, but fear stepped in again and i've left it for now... i'd rather look at it tomorrow with fresh eyes and decide then
think twice, cut once
in the meanwhile i added some embroidery to one of the paper diamonds, to get a feel of how that might go
i like it but am not convinced
this playing i'm doing, trying out different things, i'm hoping it will help me make design decisions easier as i move forward with my diamond quilt idea
did i tell you i bought another packet of diamond paper shapes and have been basting even more of them?
i really do need to have something of a plan in mind before i use them all up because i am not buying a third package unless i know i need it!
but in the meanwhile, i am having a wonderful time