I wonder sometimes how your quilt progress looked. Were you a methodical patchworker, doing a bit each night? Did you sew when a pile of scraps took your fancy? Did you stockpile fabric and scraps and wait for inspiration to strike, and do your blocks in groups?
It’s been almost six months since I picked up my blocks, it seems life and other projects have intervened. My blocks and fabric have been “stored” in my studio, tucked away and slipped from my mind. But there they are, just begging for my attention. So with spring comes motivation, and for now, at least, motivation in the form of quiet contemplative hand work.
In my flurry of organising, one small but critical space is yet to be decluttered. On the bookcase that anchors the heart of our home, lives a brown wicker basket. Originally holding a couple of hooks and some yarn, it seems to have becoming a holding pen for my now-overflowing yarn stash in it’s entirety. My next move is to clear it out, sending ugly unused yarn to the children’s craft box, sewing a roll to hold my needles and hooks, and maybe a cute fabric to replace the drab black lining. Then, the basket clear, and with it my headspace, slowly start packing it, not with every single ball of yarn I own, but with a mix of handwork projects. My ripple blanket. Some embroidery. A wee dragon almost finished. And a block or two towards the quilt.
KISS. Keep. It. Simple. Silly.
8 thoughts on “dear jane.”
I live in never-ending clutter! But I call it organized clutter, if I clean it up I lose everything!
I am so curious about this wee dragon 🙂
The dragon will hopefully be finished this week, I’ll be sure to blog him as soon as he is done!
They look fantastic all together like that.
Thanks Esther, it should look good if/when it gets finished’
looking beautiful! I didnt realise you were up to 8 already!
Must rack my own whip, want to have 75 finished before camp #tellhershesdreaming
Yep, eight down, might aim for one a week between now and camp.
Wow…I take my hat off to you for tackling Dear Jane….love your colorways. Can’t wait to see it all together 🙂
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