Sunday, March 11, 2018

Well it's a start...

It's a start... can't keep a good artist down forever. 
I spent this week washing the bits and bobs I've accumulated over the last few weeks.
Someone gave away the 2" squares, so I put them in a mesh bag, washed them pressed them and I'm ready to play a little
No design wall, so I took a piece of moving cardboard, put washed batting over it and started. 

 I forgot. 
I forgot how enjoyable it is to quietly place color next to color. 
I thought I'd do a table runner with these, and only these, the ones given away. 
As I worked, on a quiet Sunday morning, listening to the washer doing it's job, listening to the good husband vacuuming up dried grass Milo brought in, my growing panic at not selling our home in MD began to recede.
Color next to color. Slight variations in pattern. Move a piece, exchange a placement. No real thinking other than create a light center oval and work outwards.

I think a spring tree in the center with buds... budding hope, that's it.

Just play, keep playing. No noise, no music, no lights except sunlight.

I found these
and bought these

I also bought these, in good faith.

I washed them in their own little mesh bag, even through as I looked through them I counted them and the company shorted me four out of 42.

What? Aren't pre-cuts expensive enough without getting shorted?


I found this too... I love the process of making, don't you?

linking to

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts

Esther's blog Wednesdays 
Let's be social Wednesdays 
Midweek makers wednesdays 


  1. WooHoo! You are creating again! An artist cannot be kept down! Your improv design wall is great. The discovery of rulers is good news. I have the exact same water spray bottle. Happy creating.

  2. Nothing wrong with a cardboard and batting design wall. It works!! I love that splash of sunshine on the design wall using the squares. It's food for the soul to play with colors and materials.

  3. Hooray for improvisation! Love your idea for applique on the colorwash background.

  4. Yay! Love the little design wall and love that you're making some fun things!

  5. Yay for some creativity. It's amazing how much better it feels.

  6. Congrats on getting back to creating. And a lovely creation it will be.

  7. So pretty and so glad you are playing with fabric and color. Nothing else can soothe the creative soul like it. Looking good, too!

  8. Hi LeeAnna,
    I'm so glad you are getting your artist groove back! Well, who knew that we still had to worry about your house in MD?! I'll add it to my prayers and your buyer will find its way shortly. I believe that. {{Hugs}} And yay for Milo enjoying the dried grass. He's a good boy and DH is a keeper. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Oh, my heart is overflowing with happiness that you found joy in crafting ... yay! And how lovely it will be ... I could imagine such a table runner in our new log home ... and that is NOT a hint - more of a note to me ...

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog today. It means SO MUCH to me. And thanks for your personal invitation to participate in Thursday likes - I will work on it. Have a great week!

  10. Oh my goodness.I felt so happy seeing your design wall and your artistry at work again! Yay! It's a lovely design, too. Enjoy your day! mary in Az

  11. That's the spirit! Looks like a great Spring rejuvenation!

  12. Looking good! My design wall is a white sheet folded in half and hung on cupboard doors with skirt hangers.
    Ok til you need something in the cupboards!

  13. Hurray! It's so good to see you playing with fabric again!

  14. I think the budding tree in the center will be a wonderful addition - this piece is just what you needed.

  15. As you said, "It's a start". And a very good start it is. Love your color wash.

  16. Starting over is always great. I can’t wait to see your finished works again. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party this week!

  17. Sitting down to catch up on some reading. How great to see you creating!

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