Today I have been working hard as a fiber artist person!
I spent a long (really Long) time crocheting this morning. My goal was to use up enough red wool yarn so that the box where I store the reds would easily close. So I started what I thought would be a bowl, but it then morphed into a throw rug, and by the time I set it aside,, it was still growing!
This afternoon, I wanted to sew, but I am still "blocked".
Recently, I have noticed some blogger friends who participate in the Free Motion Quilting, (such as Patti, "Retired to Quilt" here) (Isn't that great, to have such a passion-- but really you need to start quilting Today! Don't wait!)
So, It turns out that Leah, here, at the Free Motion Quilting Project, is amazing.
I have also added her link to the side-bar, with the logo.
The front and back fabrics I cut to 7" square, and the batting to 6" square.
Then, I watched the little you-tubes she has with each pattern, and made notes in my sketchbook. Then, I went to my sewing machine and tried them out.
I think it is hard to let myself do things that don't have a finished outcome. Maybe that's the result of having been a studio potter who had to have finished items to sell, or from having the shop and doing so many samples for kits.
However, today, I think it is valuable to try to develop some new skills, -- who knows when I'll encounter the perfect opportunity to put them to use.
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