and round i go
fabric, to writing, to crochet, to sketching, to painting, to...
i get accused sometimes of losing focus, of getting distracted
i suppose it's true, in some ways, but it certainly is not my fault
if i wasn't meant to be distracted, there wouldn't have been so many wonderful things invented
nor so many still waiting to be
that's how i see it
here's my latest attraction-distraction
a simple little table mat with some free form applique; all the shapes are being sewed in place using a simple running stitch, a scant 1/4" or so in from the edge
once all the applique is finished it will get layered and quilted
after that, it goes in the washing machine and then all those lovely raw edges will fray
and this will be a pretty little shabby chic table mat
a very "pink" pretty little shabby chic floral table mat
while i was working on this last night i was thinking about how much i liked some of the flowers and motifs on the fabric
how easy it would be sketch some of them, and then paint them, some could even be embroidered, and wouldn't they make adorable little coasters, or even gift tags - or perhaps birthday cards - or what it i made the squares smaller, with even tinier appliques - now those would be adorable cards...
and round and round and round i went again