Thursday, August 30, 2007
Two months ago: decide to make a small quilt for the kitchen. Sketch. Plan.
Two weeks ago: buy too much fabric.
Two days ago: begin quilt. Start with bag of flour and copy copyrighted flour symbol.
12:30: Andrew's asleep, get out fabric and iron.
12:45: panic. This quilt will not take long. It will be too simple. It will be boring.
12:50: Continue, hoping that it is not.
1:00-1:45: cut out shapes, sew in place.
1:45: make border.
2:00: panic. This quilt looks like it was bought at Walmart. Or worse. An avon catalog.
2:15: Andrew wakes up.
2:30: Discuss with Andrew what to do to fix it. He has no ideas.
2:45: Browse 'folk art quilts' on flickr. Ideas abound! Loving the hand sewing. Brings so much interest!
8:00-10:30: Add eggs. Hand sew swirlies and stars while watching girly movie.
11:00: I like it. Phew.
Today: finish by closing the edges, photo shoot, hang in the kitchen.
So, this little guy sure brought on a lot of obstacles. You would be surprised about how much anxiety I felt about it being too simple. You would think that would be a relief. I had to keep saying to myself things like: 'it's ok' and 'try it and see what happens'.
I was my own self-help book.