Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Few Updates

     I looked at my last post date (after a prompt from a friend) and couldn't believe I hadn't posted in over a week. So, I return and will give you a quick update.

Vacation: We returned home last Saturday to a houseful of furniture which needed to be moved back into place as we had our hardwood floors refinished while we were away.What a mess of dust to return to. And my college daughter was home on winter break and just left yesterday so I wanted to spend some time with her.  It also just takes me a good 48 hours to transition and get back up and running smoothly. No matter how efficient I try to be!

Vermont: Had a great vacation and I was a hermit working away and enjoying my time with family. I  made cheese one day and will share tomorrow. Very fun. Very little snow but they did ski with lots of snow made by the snow guns.

My class (Lisa Call Working in a Series): I am still in a lovefest with this class. I have had my moments of self doubt (why should I be taking this class? who do I think I am fitting in to this class?  why in the world would I think this piece of fabric would work or this color?  I don't even like this piece so why would I show it to her, my classmates or you ? Why am I working so hard?) Ok maybe a few hours or  a day or two of self doubt. But in the end, I just want to create and be more focused in my creativity. Working in a series is putting everything I have previously learned into a framework. Have I made anything exceptional? No, that isn't the point. Learning how to move forward is and to create more work is. You work hard and I am learning to be patient with myself and my work. Well worth every minute of work and money I have spent on this class.

    I see glimpses of hope in each piece as I move forward-an area of each piece that I like and can improve upon. In the next piece. And the next piece is what I am working on!

PS- I say all this even after I made one huge wrong cut in a piece last week-it wasn't salvageable so I have no new pictures for you.  I have moved on.:)






3 comments:

  1. My! You are having a great time and learning lots, aren't you?!
    Your fellow classmate, Bobbie, is in my Quilt Therapy group. She showed off her assignments at our meeting last night. Terrific explorations.
    You all make it so interesting I am tempted to take it.

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  2. You would love it and it would push you forward! Like I said, it puts everything we have learned into a framework. I thought of you and it would serve you well in your newly retired state!

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  3. Plus everyone's work is sooo different and I love seeing how we are acting on the same assignments.

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