Thursday, October 11, 2007

I can't help it, it is a birthday month...

Now the secret is really out...

I have been cutting some of my secret favorite pieces of fabric...the ones that I get out every year or so, refold and mutter "Precious, my precious..."

Maybe that is the secret, or maybe the secret is my most precious are cowgirl and horse fabrics...yikes, I think that I feel more exposed now than when I first posted one of my self-portraits.

So, there it is...before God and all of the internet. I am actually not so cool and into super mod prints (well, I really like those too.) BUT I LIKE HORSE FABRIC!

Now that I have come clean, I feel good. I feel really free about these smaller projects I have been making this week. I feel really jazzed.

Maybe the cowgirl/horse fabric is not so "me" now. Thinking more about it, working with it is allowing me to indulge the eleven year-old girl, that I was, that misses her horses. I miss spending the afternoon brushing and decorating my horse for a pretend horse show with my brother. What a great use of a Saturday...

It feels like "extra".
It feels creative.
It feels real, real good.

JMB

3 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woohoo, good for you. these blocks look great! glad I inspired you to cut into that fabric and have a good time. now won't it be wonderful to have a quilt made out of those favorite fabrics?

When I was in grade school all I wanted to do was grow up to be jockey, so what if I was already 5'6" and had only ridden a horse a handful of times. I was smitten. Too much The Black Stallion and all those other books.

Diane said...

Even though I, myself, am not a horse fan, I LOVE what you are doing with these fabrics. They are the perfect focal point for your blocks. Keep it up--have fun and your quilt is bound to reflect it.

Yaz and Rob said...

I love that the closet desires come out in the open! It is ok to love horse fabric and still be a whole person, it is!