Monday, January 02, 2006
Stairs & Squares: A Walk Through the Sky Garden (& addition)
Here is the piece I've been working on and thought was finished until after looking at the photo and realizing that the blue center square with the Chinese coin is just pinned on and needs to be centered. Small detail that may not be attended to for awhile since I'm bored with this piece. After disassembling the first version using these fabrics, and eventually completing Asian Rhythm and Blues, the left-over fabrics remained on the design wall. Finally, decided to consider a trio of quilts of similar theme and fabrics. The result is Stairs and Squares: A Walk Through the Sky Garden. Now there are two, but any third piece will be on hold as I'm tired of the whole idea right now.
My intentions for Improvement have failed to become manifest during the first two days of the New Year. Yesterday was full of preparations for company and a late New Year's lunch of black eyed peas, cabbage, fresh corn, collard greens, cornbread, turkey and pork loin. Dear Fee made all of the Good Luck foods; I made the corn bread, cleaned house, and searched for things that had been part of the organization fiasco of a few months back. (Since the attempt at organization was interrupted, I managed to distribute boxes, etc. in various closets, under beds, and in the garage with no general idea of what went where. The completion of this series of tasks is high on my list of priorities.)
Today, procrastination is at the forefront - delaying tactics and "displacement activities" (whose blog mentioned displacement activities? Those things you do when you should be doing something else). I have joined joined Deb Lacativa in Honoring Procrastination (a ritual I am organically suited for) - see her Dec. 31st entry for a better idea.
Here is the Asian Rhythm and Blues quilt.