During the Autumn and Spring ...at the time of the Equinox...I seem to get a bit flummoxed. I feel tired, slightly off balance, a bit grumpy and low. So it goes. This year is no different.
I was away at quilt camp which was wonderful, but, let's face it, one (at least this one), never gets as much done as hoped for. The time at a retreat is best spent re-connecting with friends and sharing laughter and fun. I came home behind...mostly with The Farmers Wife 1930's which I started simply to use up stash. I can tell that my brain was not firing on all synapses...the block at the top is what I made. The block shown below in the book is what was supposed to happen. I am okay with it really since a bright dash of the potent orange was probably enough. If I was on top of the project I probably would have re-done it...as it is- it will do. As of today, rather than releasing two blocks per week, there be only one..that will help me a lot!
I had been far behind on sending out a small mixed media exchange project for two friends. The "theme" was "hand". They seem a bit dull looking, but my intention was make them appear 'natural' since I used some co-dyed silk noil. Not perfect, but done.
Also, this past week, a small group of us traveled South on the mainland to visit Okan Arts. It is a place that I had wanted to visit for some years. Imagine bolts upon bolts of colorful vintage Japanese yukata fabric...my friends are all taking an amazing 5-day workshop with Patricia Belaya (owner of Okan Arts) this Fall. I was a happy "tag-along"
Below are the treasures that I found. Now, to decide what will become of them!
On the horizon for next year. Possibly. This pattern from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Barbara Brackman had featured an image of this quilt made with a dark green background on her her blog, "Civil War Quilts" and the possibilities began to dance in my head- despite my not ng overly fond of 'star quilts' n general.
For now, I await the time when my equilibrium returns to normal, dream of future projects and hope to have enough determination to complete those projects that are well under way.
As for you?
- Does the Equinox pass easily for you or do you too take awhile to adjust?
- Do you ever begin to feel bored with an on-going project? What do you do to get back in the groove?
- Do you think about future projects?
- When does 'Spring' begin for you?