Just when I think my sweet friend Do, from England, has slowed down a bit.... I get these lovely pictures. I must say I was just speechless for a bit..(which for me is amazing)..she had said she was just working slowly along on a couple of projects. And here they are,rather quickly.
The first is a cushion/pillow..and is made with suede. She has made her husband the most gorgeous quilt with the suede,and this is the leftover pieces,made into a pillow. The other..is a smaller quilt, a napping quilt,made not to cover the while bed, rather to just cover the napper.I love it..the choice of fabric,the color selection..she has such an eye for it. And she can also make the decision as to color,fabric..pattern..and let's get to it. I,on the other hand..am not decisive. I stress over the selection of colors..and fabric. The pattern is usually a given, I like Sunbonnet Sue,Log Cabin and Rail Fence patterns..so it will be one of those for a block. Ahhhhhh, you should hear the conversations we have each day whilst chatting.The end result is, CC..choose some fabric,make a block..and then just lay that block down and walk away. Choose more fabric and make another.. (This is always when I'm trying to decide what 12 completed Sunbonnet Sue blocks will look like laid out together). She says when I've finished the 12 blocks,they will work wonderfully well....I am scared that a couple of blocks will glare out at me,completely out of place on that quilt. About that time...she says arrrrghhhhhhh, will you just get busy, and make Sue some little dresses.
You know, I may have discovered the reason for not being able to settle on choices of fabric..etc. I believe I am quite simply a fabric and pattern addict and collector. Is there like a group counseling for that??? Tuesday, I bought more fabrics,pretty trims and tiny buttons...all for a Sue quilt,pillow..needlecase....
The fabric was just too pretty to leave and not have some for myself, so I bought more.*sighs.. I don't need lace, I have enough lace,of all sizes,shapes..colors, beaded,non beaded..I will never need to buy more lace..if I live to be a hundred and seventy five, I will not need more lace. Did I mention I have a lot?? heehee.
What I need is motivation.Maybe recharged..energized, maybe some vitamins..anything to get my crafting mode started again.. *sighs again... I have digressed and carried on long enough. Now I need to get back to work..I just wanted everyone to see more of Do's beautiful work.