Tuesday, March 11, 2008

There is always more to come...

Here I am again--so long gone--mostly in my head--but feeling a bit silly about feeling shy.
This happened AGAIN, please read my tutorial, so that you too can learn how to experience the "Why didn't I cut the edge shorter?" feeling along with me. I am sure that it will happen again, I rarely learn things the easy way. I think that I prefer to do mostly everything the hard way (X2) so that I "can build character." If you must know, I think that I maybe full-up of character at the moment, so maybe I should just let myself be.
I did try something new--meaning, a wonky house made for a cute little wind-up bird. I have been thinking about this and while I decided that the house was not my most favorite thing...making this little quilt was a favorite thing and I am looking forward to finishing the quilting (maybe tomorrow morning??)

Making these funny little quilts and funny little blocks (to be shared later)is very freeing and it brings a joyfulness and a playfulness to my spirit and a passion that I had been missing (but not realized the lack of). Thanks again to Lazy Gal Tonya for her inspiration, hard work and willingness to share her own quilting passion. She just started another class that could help you to find that passion as well...join us if you like!

I feel better now, not so sheepish, thanks for not letting me hold it against myself.
JMB

7 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh dear, that is just not something you want to see on your quilt. yes, lots of character. Does this mean that you lost a chunk out of your border? A good chance to applique something there and add a new detail to your quilt. Love the little house and bird. Very very cute. You did a great job and I'm so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it.

Yaz and Rob said...

Love the house and the bird on the quilt! That is my favorite so far... maybe it is because I want to have a house of my own sooooo bad, and for spring to be here with all the little chirping birds.... which are just starting to chirp here early in the morning. Also, love the sea shot. I miss the OR coast!

Rebecca K. said...

I like that Matt's large head made it into your ocean photo, although it is not the focus of the picture. Keep taking/posting fun photos. And call me back!

emilyruth said...

i love your wonky houses
i do i do!

:)

Diane said...

I'd say you've been using your time well--the wonky house is fabulous! Where ever did you find that awesome wind-up bird? The quilting "situation" is regretable (but funny...again). Remember,in quilting there are no mistakes, just design opportunities. Thanks for sharing.

Em said...

That Wonkey house is really cute - It's funny... I just posted about my boys curls... and I also have made a wonky house! It was on my 4 Seasons Winter Quilt Swap quilt. So weird... I like yours better though... very pretty!

cher said...

thanks for the laugh-yep, I did this once myself...and I am a glove wearing free motion quilting woman too! that house is just so great, wonderful, and I really like the quilting you did too!