Friday, August 21, 2009

Ms. Mess

This is an appalling mess. But I have finished the quilt top I was making and will reorganize it all as soon as I have quilted the new piece.

I had to drag my machine out of the closet where it has been for months. I never did set it up after the studio was finished. The idea was that I would be able to watch mindless TV while I quilted away, but in this arrangement my back is to the TV. Hmmm. Furniture rearranging is in my future. One doesn't always get it right the first time.

And my pinup wall is behind the door, and of no use to me when I work, so I fashioned a quick replacement. I must decide if this is a gallery or a working studio? At the rate I made this new piece, methinks it is a dawdling studio. I started it Monday and got all involved in my new books, giving only an hour or two to the making of parts before I returned to the breezy porch to read. Most of the parts, the ones on the design wall here, were not used, and it was only Wednesday that I determined that my original idea of a green quilt was the way to go. So I spent a few hours fusing green, making it available to finish the piece yesterday morning. Sigh. I hope to have it quilted later today...stay tuned.


  1. It is not a mess, but a still life. And remember, what is said in the Bible to be before creation? Tohu wa bohu.

  2. Anonymous11:35 AM

    Ah, the sign of a true genius!

  3. At least it's a gloriously colorful mess! I'll trade it over dirty socks strewn everywhere, any day of the week!

  4. Your studio is beautifully colourful, if it's spick and span, nothing is happening there.
    By the way, I believe no time spent in contemplation is wasted time, it all comes back into the equation when you are designing. Reading someone else's thoughts/stories is all part of the comtemplative process essential to design.

  5. OK, what book are you reading that took you away from your 'art work'? Just curious!

  6. OK. How do you watch TV while quilting without sewing OVER your just listen, right? Ask me how I know about the sewing over your hand part :-)


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