November 11, 2014 § 5 Comments
I’m longing to switch gears and head in a different direction, quilt-wise. I’ve been pondering this for some time. But a conversation with a friend last week was just what I needed to push me into action. Over the last couple of years I have been slowly cutting back on my extra freelance work. But now I feel the need to stop it all together.
Why do I do what I do? What is my own personal style? What would it look like if I tried this idea that has been floating around in my head? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself. And while I’ve been pondering the questions, I haven’t spent as much time as I would like exploring the answers. I see other people getting to play around with the same ideas that have been floating around in my head but had no time to explore.
Quilting is a hobby for sure. But, it is not what makes my world go ’round. It’s not who I am. I couldn’t have said that 10 years ago. But making things is certainly something that brings me joy & happiness. It’s something that helps me process other parts of life while giving me time to just play. But when play turns to work some of that original enjoyment is lost.
Maybe that’s a contributing factor to why my blogging has been sparse lately. I’m also slowly working through my long list of UFO’s. I’m enjoying hand work more. That’s a first for me! And it’s a much slower journey towards completion than machine work.
As you can see, I’ve borrowed a few photos from Instagram again. And the autumn colors of orange & gold have been on my mind. The dotty flying geese are a challenge project among 4 friends. The big reveal is coming soon. I’d best get busy and finish it!