Suggestions have a tremendous impact on us. Sometimes suggestions send me into a tailspin when I try so very hard to do it their particular way. That expert. What I know about shopping from my closet is that I can read a pattern or work with a suggestion, and then have to do my own thinking about it and do what works for what I have on hand.
I am quite happy with how it turned out and do have something in mind for the top. It is a 'kit' I planned to work on next year. I think it had a lighter background with various prints in purple tones. It would be fun if they can coordinate and make that quilt almost reversible.
I did spend time on other projects, trying to take them to the next step. More cutting. This time I took out a tote bag of black print scraps and cut them to the various sizes I use. It seems to be one way to refresh the stash.
My quilting is not as artistic as some people do. While I am confident in doing my own thing, I haven't really deviated too much from traditional quilting. And actually, I enjoy how I can think a project through.
I have one UFO (unfinished object) that I may never get back to, and then again, maybe I will. I was following an OLD pattern that used a very primitive method for triangle pieces. I got so terribly confused and frustrated that I stopped working on it. Yes, that was a tailspin of my energy. Like a plane caught in an uncontrollable situation, I crashed and burned.
I've been waiting for an opening at the clubhouse so I can start basting again, and then get on with the machine quilting of all these projects. I need to lay Jane's Peppermint Kisses out on a couple of tables to make sure the setting triangles are going the correct direction.
And then there is yard work. Weeds. Mowing. Raking. Planting. Its a wonderful time of year.