I'm exhausted. Totally and utterly exhausted. I won't trouble anyone in my teeny, tiny blog readership with details, but the upshot -- sewing-wise -- is that my recent bits of stitching are far from perfect.
I'm okay with imperfection. In my current state I simply can't fret about small things like imperfect seams! In fact, having even a little time for sewing feels like a beautiful, precious luxury.
Here's what I made in the past few days.
First up is block #2 in Sheila/Blue Patch Quilter's Mystery Quilt-along: "starry path," a beautiful paper-pieced block. This is my version, in all its outrageous and imperfect glory:
Starry joins the big star block from week 1; I like to think of them as two outrageously dressed but relatively down-to-earth sisters, women you would want to spend time with even if their outfits sometimes made your head spin.
I also made a couple of test blocks for Thea's Garden -- a little quilt I'm going to make for a toddler I've never met, daughter of a sweet and generous young woman.
This one is going to be a festival of pink and purple "flowers" on a pale yellow background. I love the look of the elephant fabric, to the left (fabric designed by my bee-buddy Paula Ozier), especially next to the Innocent Crush block, to the right.
Hmmmm. I think that's all I have in me right now. But I sure would love some comments (cue tumbleweeds...), so if anyone feels chatty or has similar experiences of trying to be creative against the odds, please feel free to chime in!