What do you do on those long car rides, when you are not the driver? Two days sitting in the car as a passenger with a dog on my lap a good part of the time, would make me crazy if I had nothing to do but stare at the scenery. So on our drive to Key West, I try to have a bunch of projects. I apologize to those in advance, who get car sick while stitching or reading.
1. I unstitched a border from one of my quilts that had two rows of stitching. Don't ask. I was lazy. The border was just too heavy. I thought per emoting the border would be a good car project, and it was. I am still searching for a good border fabric.
2. Stitching the circles down on a Curvalicious skinny quilt.
I love the gluing. I haven't started the stitching yet, but this is my plan.
4. My book for the trip was "The Little Spark" by Carrie Bloomston. Carrie is a creativity coach and motivator. This book is meant to be used as a workbook. The beginning of the book is about how to begin and overcome the fear of failure. I have lots of ideas for quilt projects, but often lack focus and sometimes have the fear that my project won't turn out the way that I have envisioned. She says that you shouldn't be stingy with your art supplies, because that could hinder you.
I am looking forward to reading more of this.
We are settling in to our home away from home.
My sewing machine is set up and I may even get to sew today. I will certainly share my projects as I go as well as share any of my Key West adventures. I decided not to start a sketching project as I have done in years past, because I never follow through. I never even get past a week or two. There are a couple of classes at the local arts center(TSKW.org) that I am contemplating. I have even volunteered there to help host events.
Wishing all my friends that celebrate, a very Merry Christmas, filled with family and love and lots of good food. I miss you already.