Do you notice when you feel yourself turning a corner in your creative world?
My work has always been based on my grandmother's quilts,
and as hard as I LOOK
at her quilts and her choices, I still make my own quilts.
But recently I feel a shift in what I am working on... I guess that's natural.
We try new things,
things change, change is good!
Usually I think, I don't notice it so much, but I can really FEEL this change.
I feel more connected to my grandmother's quilts then I ever have.... I even have
started to enjoy learning some embroidery to doll up a few projects.
(never thought I'd say that !)
If I could sit and hand sew all day I'd be happy. (never thought I'd say that either)
I feel a new connection to my projects,
I'm slower. exhale.
I still work the same way, building on an idea, looking for the next
course of action to strike me
...but the roots seem to be digging deeper...
and it feels good.
It excites me that there are so many NEW quilters out there...
Keep quilting newbies!
Each day, you will learn new tricks,
and each project you make will get better and better.
I'm so happy I learned how to sew as a kid...
I hope my daughter will keep it going one day...
Friday's are now my FUN days... (gotta make room for fun!)
I hope to have a new Matisse block to show you....
Don't forget to play.