Monday, May 13, 2019

Trying to Focus

I hope that everyone had a lovely Mother's Day. Keith and I made brunch for our mothers.

I've been trying to be more focused on fewer projects so that I can actually finish a few things. After brunch on Sunday, I finished this quilt, which Keith calls "the ugly one."
 It's not my favorite, either. I was trying to use colors that aren't in my usual palette. I learned how much color inspires me. I think that part of the problem with this quilt is that it didn't emerge out of joy -- and I think that shows. This was a useful experiment, but I don't think I'll do it again.

On the other hand, I am thoroughly enjoying my Hitchhiker. I have come to the place in the skein where the dark teal is beginning to occur more frequently.
I spent quite a bit of time working on it this weekend and listening to a fascinating podcast from Slate about Randy Weaver and Ruby Ridge.

And I'll leave you with a photo of my grandkitty telling Rachel that it's time to turn off the computer:

16 comments:

  1. Your patchwork is pretty just not your usual style of art quilt.
    The shawl really is transitioning beautifully!

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  2. Oh man! You've chosen a lovely yarn for your Hitchhiker. Gorgeous!! Your grandkitty is adorable.

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  3. I love that quilt. I really like those colors together but I am the first to admit that I am the worst at putting colors together.

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  4. I too need to focus more on one project at a time. Your shawl is looking great. Arh your kitty knows just what is needed. Cx

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  5. Love the hitchhiker! And I love the quilt too--it looks like crazy coffee cups! In a good way!

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  6. I think the quilt is very nice! But I love the hitchhiker!

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  7. I got a full out laugh at the grandkitty photo. Oh that FACE!!!

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  8. lovely hitchhiker! I also love the quilt, I would have troubles going outside my color zone as well, you did a beautiful job.

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  9. Oh my, the Hitchhiker is beautiful in those colors!

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  10. I rather like that quilt with its crazy quilt approach. I enjoy all the stitching. I do know what you mean about a project not coming from joy though. And the colors do have to be something I enjoy. The hitchhiker is lovely.

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  11. I think art comes from the heart and if your heart isn't into it.... You're definitely feeling the love on your Hitchhiker. It's gorgeous!

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  12. Your Hitchhiker is so pretty!

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  13. Your hitchhiker is amazing. I saw a band in chicago with Zach last night. They are in Staughton tonight. I think it is just an hour from me. IS it an hour from you? Too late to go that concert but it could be a meeting point for you and I!!!!!!!

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  14. Love your Hitchhiker and that sweet grand-kitty. Hope you have had a wonderful week.

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  15. Ohhh that grandkitty is adooorable!! Love the Hitchhiker! Have a wonderful weekend!

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