Thursday, July 13, 2006

Food for thought...

Today wasn't quite like I expected it to be. I did get to go see my friend, Jackie. Had a great time! I wasn't too productive though and then in the evening didn't feel up to sewing. Overall though I did cut and piece fabric for the inner border on the stairstepper quilt and sewed it on to the two sides. And I pieced a row together for the ABC quilt. I hope to get a lot more done on both tomorrow. However, I decided to post this tiny wall-hanging I did a long time ago so that you at least have something to look at. The colors are off as the flower in the top right is really a bright hot pink. But you still get the idea.

My room is becoming so "swampy" from the leaking AC. We keep trying to soak it all up and have gone through so many towels. It is hopeless. I thing the carpet will need to be taken up when this is all done. Oh, and the AC guy hasn't returned any of our calls today. I think I'm almost to the point that I'm just resigned to the fact that we will never have AC. LOL!

And now, a bit of perspective. I've been doing a lot of browsing around and have come to the conclusion that I am in need of creativity, talent and brilliance. I am constantly so impressed with everyone else's quilts. Mine are just so basic. I would like to think that I have improved over the years, but I'm starting to have my doubts. And I'm not "putting myself down". I just think I am lacking in several areas. Food for thought...

5 comments:

anne bebbington said...

That is such a pretty wallhanging - like a basket of flowers - which is probably what you wanted it to look like - I must have a try at fabric origami like that it looks so impressive once it's done :o)

quiltpixie said...

I love the folded fabric. With regards to the "lots to learn" welcome to the club! All of us have lots to learn, we just add different things to our learn in the future lists... Isn't that part of what keeps quilting interesting is that there's always something new to try? And anyhow, which of the quilt police have you been listening to that says being a beginner at something is bad? Hang in there :-)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

That wallhanging is adorable. Don't be so hard on yourself, you do lovely work. Just relax and enjoy your quilting journey!

ForestJane said...

*grins*

I wonder if the Jackie you're referring to is the same Organized Jackie I know, with a daughter that also quilts?

And I think that joining a guild has really given my quilting a boost, creativity wise - the block of the month, the different challenges, seeing everyone's quilts at Sew and Tell. Attending the classes has really taught me a LOT too, little tips and techniques I never would have thought of.

kcamou said...

No, this Jackie doesn't have a daughter that quilts. She does have a daughter though. My Jackie started quilting a few years ago when she was diagnosed with cancer. So we would get together and I'd teach her how to piece and quilt. She is a quick study!