Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Anybody there???


Tap... Tap... Tap... is this thing on?? ;0)

Believe it or not, I've started stitching again. I've decided to enter the Alliance for Quilts Crazy for Quilts contest as a way to jump start my creative self. I've set aside the Midsummer Quilt for now to concentrate on the Crazy for Quilts contest. I need to reconnect to crazy quilting and bring something to completion. I need to immerse myself in all the lovely bits and pieces that make up today's crazy quilt. Midsummer is still very much in the back of my mind and I'll return to it soon, hopefully with renewed vigor and creative spirit.

This is the focus block of the quilt:
M' Lady
This is a transfer from an eBay seller that I fused to a doily found at a local antique mall. I love the way she looks like she is dreaming of the future!

I'm piecing it completely in vintage linens that I've picked up here and there. It's been nice to use some of them on this project, they seem to match perfectly with the tone of the piece. Colors will be mostly pink with green here and there. I can't wait to really get into it!

I'm feeling much better now, I'm actually able to stay up past 8:30pm!! WooHoo! ;0) I feel a bit like I've finally pulled myself up out of a rather deep hole. The past 8 months of not really being able to think and being so tired have taken a toll on my job performance and, well, let's just say I've been concentrating on rebuilding my boss' confidence in my abilities. 'Nuff said on that subject!

I'm committed to working diligently on this project, finishing it and then moving forward to the Midsummer Quilt. I hope you will all come along for the ride!

I'll be back in a few, ladies. Take care and be creative!