Tuesday, November 1, 2011

i'm waking up tired this morning. november is here and i'm anxious to get to the studio. get my hands into the fabrics. at this time of year, it's easy to have blinders to anything but the sewing. there is so much to make and the energy builds upon itself, ideas streaming from ideas. i've been making only quilts for the past month or more. and each one sneaks up on me. the beauty new and fresh every time. while i'm sewing, little things might bother me. but i keep going. sometimes i can think that the one i'm working with has too many imperfections...that i'll have to keep it for myself. but as i continue to build it and layer it and quilt it and edge it, the quilt has been born. and all the little quirks become it's beauty, giving it the warm breath of a fresh new creature. each one smiling at me and winning my heart.
i'll get edgar out for a quick tour along the lake before i head over. the ducks and geese will greet us. our enclave is such a lovely friendly little spot, that our migratory birds have changed their patterns, and they winter here with us. we feed them bread and corn, and they stay with us all year round.


  1. I wish I could see and feel and photograph each quilt. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. I was surprised by it this morning. I hope it makes you happy.

  2. Sorry, I forgot to tell you that you can find details about the award on my blog.

  3. You make creating a quilt an adventure...like there is a thought behind each and every square you quilt.

    I don't feel complete unless I am creating something. It doesn't have to be anything major just something.

    Have a happy day!


  4. This was just what I needed to read. The way you work through the little imperfections is so inspiring. I have three quilt tops started, but not finished because of little imperfections of two squares not lining up. I need to just keep going. I absolutely love the imperfect, but have a hard time with it when it comes from me.

    There is so much of your heart in your quilts, and it shows. They are all so beautiful.

  5. So interesting to hear about how you work. And your walks with Edgar always make me happy.

  6. lisa....thank you! what a lovely honor.

    kris....i know what you mean. it's a visceral thing.

    amanda....finish your quilts. they will be magnificent. leave the worry of things lining up things to the engineers and architects of the world.

    jen....are you home yet? i hope your holiday was wonderful. edgar and i do love our walks.