Thursday, August 27, 2015

Much to tell

I took a break from blogging. I've been recharging my batteries and looking for new creative challenges. I've been transitioning from work for others to work to please myself. Its a welcome trade. I've been dabbling with making mosaic and find that it is inspiring my stitching. Who knew!

Other recent sources of inspiration:

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. I took it along to the mountains and studied it. It offers a fresh approach for making quilts. I like it. The work above is inspired by her rhythmic grid score.

Surprisingly, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying (the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing) by Marie Kondo has also helped with my creativity. Her suggestion that we only keep things that spark joy is helping in my sewing room.

Last but not least, I've been following the work of Mandy Patullo on her Thread and Thrift blog. Check it out. It is really inspiring for me.


  1. Sounds like fun to focus on what YOU want to do. Love the improv piece you've started.

  2. I enjoyed seeing your quilts at the KC area show. I gifted your book, one I love, to a recently widowed blogging friend.
    When I sew "just for me" -- those are the things that never get finished. :-\

  3. Sounds like a good shift in motivation. Marie Kondo's book also boosted my creativity - after I cleaned out my sewing room with "does this spark joy?" in my mind.

  4. I see the sparks here for sure! Beautiful start of a new quilt! I am hoping to go through that decluttering process soon. I have done it in the pat and it has worked for me.