Thank goodness for A Lovely Year of Finishes!
My ALYOF goal for this month is to finish the flimsy for my Guild challenge. (Bonus points for quilting it!)
Here's where I left things in June. (Can you tell what it is yet? Ha!)
If you are thinking "landscape", you are so right! (Smartie pants!)
I painted the dramatic sky, thinking of the vibrant blue sky in my inspiration photo.
|We made this last summer.|
With so much raw material, who could resist?
Last summer my husband and I spent a day exploring Pipestone Creek. It was one of those gorgeous summer days we wished would never end. We made funny rock sculptures, took pictures, had a picnic, waved at the only boat that passed by on the creek, and soaked up the sun.
The place was deserted until mid-afternoon. As we were leaving, a family of three arrived. We could hear the young boy (maybe 8 years old) exclaim his delight at finding our handiwork. When I turned back to look, he was posing with our Inukshuk, ever-so-carefully, for his parents to take pictures! This memory makes my heart happy. :-)
We haven't returned, but I often wonder if our little bit of guerrilla art still stands. Or, maybe ours has inspired others to make a whole army of sculptures!
Here's what I've been up to the last couple of days:
My "crazy impulse quilt" is cut, stitched, pressed, and ready to assemble.
The edges of the triangles will eventually fold back and become curves.
I also managed to zip through a couple more customer quilts.
Time management is a big part of my juggling act. I can sit down and piece when I need a break from quilting. When I'm tired of piecing, I can turn my attention to dreaming up ideas for an art piece. Each project is pushed forward in its turn, and I feel like my quilting time is well used.
I think this has carried over from when my kids were small and I was working full time, parenting, homemaking, volunteering, and sustaining relationships with family and friends. (I'm exhausted just thinking about it!)
Mmm, I can smell the ribs roasting in the oven. It's time to push forward with supper preparations, so see you next time!
Linking up with:
A Lovely Year of Finishes September Goals, at BitterSweet Designs
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
Try, Learn, Grow!
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