Well, clearly 2011 has been a fallow year for me in the quilting/sewing/fiber arts area of my life, among other things. And that's okay. I think that if that's where the flow of life takes you sometimes, that's where you have to go. Right now I feel like I'm coming back around to this part of my life, or at least wanting to. Things are stirring.
In honor of a new year, new perspective, new priorities, I decided to finish this piece:
It is small, 14"x18", and machine quilted in what I like to call wavy cross hatching (I'm sure this is not a new idea).
I'm going to hang it in my office at work to remind me of my creative self...
I know some of you may be wondering what happened to the baby quilt of the last two posts? Well, what happened was, the baby was born. And it was a boy. So, I ended up gifting a boy baby quilt that I already had completed and on hand. What will happen to the bit of the folk art angel quilt I had completed, I don't know yet. It's going in the incubator, I guess. But I liked the suggestions I got of adding borders, etc., so we'll see.
Just a few other creative things I'd like to share. Check out this necklace my little brother made me for Christmas!!
Fun, right? It's awesome to be from a family of makers.
Last but not least, after seeing this tutorial, I have spent many a happy moment making paper snow flakes. Here are some I cut from our junk mail like she did in the tutorial, but I have moved on to every and any variety of paper.
Ah yes. So anyway. We'll see where I go from here. I obviously never claim to know what's around the bend for me or where life is going to lead me. But this is where I am right now, at the start of another year.
All the best to you and yours :)