Friday, January 26, 2018

Week in Review 2018 - 01/26

Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:

The sleeves are attached to 2017's quilts.
Next job is to add the labels.
I've recently begun listening to Driving Miss Norma, by Tim Bauerschmidt and Rami Liddle. It is the memoir of Tim and Rami's RV road trip with his mother, Norma. She is 90, recently widowed, diagnosed with uterine cancer, when she chooses to eschew treatment in favor of seeing places in the US she had only imagined going to. It's a testament to never being too old to say yes or be open to new adventures. 
There was a time in my life when I needed to learn to say no. Now I find myself needing an internal nudge to say yes. It is easy to become complacent and settle for the tried and successful. Why take a chance on something new? Yet isn't that what making art is all about? Constantly challenging oneself and pushing the boundaries?

Love my new designated hand stitching spot.
Saying yes doesn't have to be something big or unsettling. It can be a tiny step. Recently I  moved from my standard hand stitching spot, on the family room sofa, to one of our reclining chairs overlooking the lake. What a treat to watch the eagles vie for the best fishing spot at the frozen lake edge.

I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.


  1. I stitch looking at the huge pond behind our house--not a lake but lots of interesting birds so I think that small repositioning of where you stitch could have big consequences. And I am in awe of how neat your studio is!

  2. I have taken to hand stitching in a little used chair in our bedroom - it is one of the warmest places in our home and has beautiful views of our forest from a vantage point I rarely stop to appreciate.