Finish it or get rid of it.
January and February have turned into busy working months for me.I am running 4 different courses and about to run a short course on mosaic.
Guess what the kids and I are making over half term?
yup, that's right mosaic
Anyway, back to finish it or get rid of it.
When I tidied up/sorted out all my craft stuff I found many an unfinished project.
Started in passion and spirit, abandoned in boxes .
This is one of them
Many moons ago
fade to wavy pictures
I started a crazy patchwork quilt.
inspired by this marvellous blog
I gathered fabrics, threads, beads and buttons.
The 7 year old was due to be hatched and I decided that if I put together a box of materials then I could pick it up and work on, in those tired but needing to do something moments.
I know, but I love yellow and blue, its so zingy together and it was clearly something I had to get out of my system.
ok, enough of that.
cue sound effect of needle slipping off record player
couldn't even be motivated to finish this square.
I have great ambitions but then just get plain bored.
I loved the fabrics, especially this one
I looked gorgeous in that way that 15 year olds can.
I loved it.
My friend invited me to a ball at Cambridge on the basis that I had a decent dress to wear.
It holds a dear place in my heart.
However life moves on and it seemed pointless to keep a ball gown and into the project it went.
It tied together my blues and yellows beautifully and reminds me of good times.
more floaty memory pictures.
Anyway fast forward to January.
Newly discovered, 5 complete square , 1 half finished
A new resolution.... finish it or get rid of it.
I do not have the time for the crazy patchwork quilt I first imagined but what can you do with 5 and a half square of crazy patchwork when getting rid of it was not an option.
I have fallen in love with this project again.
Now if only I had the lifestyle where I gave fancy dinner parties with table runners
as opposed to the plastic table cloth which is always on it
.......at least its finished.