Friday, April 13, 2007

This fine Mess


Finally finished the two BIG quilts that had been hanging on my conscious for so long and blocking any attempt at the Challenge quilt that is due in June. Four hours of interrupted time and a tentative start left this fine mess......Clearly this is NOT it....

I have decided to leave behind the concept of the mum in the print as a flower and take off for unknown waters.....why can't a chrysanthemum bloom under water? Maybe its not a mum at all and has become a sun? or my scissors are calling and you know mum petals could be feathers or fish scales.....

Why is that the creative process for me seems to always start out with the obvious and mundane and then when I am thoroughly disgusted, my brain takes wing and goes off to wild and unknown places.. Is it like that for you ?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter Bonnet


It seems Easter has come and gone and I am still thinking about my Easter Hat.

I had to invent an excuse to have one this year. Missing family reunions, regular church attendance and those type of events, I went to a ladies "Tea".

My God. ! With a "Fashion Show" no less.....

Generally NOT my type of thing.... BUT I got to make my hat and wear it all afternoon.

There is just something so wonderful about "dress-up" and this hat was my excuse to play dressup. I made it the night before from all those wonderful things that I keep in many, many drawers. My "someday drawers" ..... You just never know when you are going to need nine yards of organza wire ribbon, 2 dozen silk spring flowers and 5 lace buterflies. What's in your "Some day drawers?"