Today I am feeling inspired.
What a wonderful feeling.
It's wonderful for exactly one reason. Even though I've been a quilter since I was 19 in 1980 I still can feel inspired by other quilters. Inspired to take the next step in my hobby.
It's such a great feeling to know that, for me, quilting doesn't get old....there is so much to explore.
I have known quilters, just a couple actually, that have the attitude that they have done techniques a certain way for years and it works so why try new things. Honestly, a lot of times, this attitude shows in their work....sorry, just my opinion.
This week I read a blog post by Steph over at Dawn Chorus Studio entitled Thinking About the Process of Improv Patchwork. Her current quilt, Fete, is one of my favourites at the moment. I commented to Steph that the idea of Improv Piecing is intriguing to me, but makes me nervous of how to go about it. She gave me a pep talk and recommended a book that would help me understand.....so Santa has a copy ready for my stocking so I can try something new in the New Year!
So, this morning, as usual I check in on Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts. What a timely post she has written. I hope you can take a moment to read it, as I find it especially inspiring to me today and maybe you will feel the same way.
Kathy also mentions a blogger whom I've never heard of, so I checked her out.....The Bitchy Stitcher. More very inspiring words today!!!....and so true. I don't know how many times I've heard quilters lament on their work. So disheartening. Please, if this is you, take a few minutes to read this wonderful post today!
Wow, lots of words today and not many pictures! Let's rectify that with just a couple.
I thought I had finished all of my hearts for my Quilty365. I figured on sewing the final ones onto the flimsy on Saturday. Well, I realised that although I had prepped a heart for Hallowe'en, I had not actually finished it. Here it is, the final heart.....really!...
.....and then a few stitches in a Life is Beautiful block....which I love, as cherry trees hold a lot of sentiment for me....
Today I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching and with Cynthia for Oh,Scrap!.
On a personal note, here is something that I hope can inspire you!
A year ago I was in a lot of pain. My doctor had prescribed Percoset, which alarmed me at how much I liked it so I stopped that, and I was going to ask him if I could possibly get a Handicapped Parking Pass.
This year, after making many changes in my health, I've been in a Learn to Run class....and next Sunday I'll be running in my first race....a Santa 5K in Hamilton! It all seems so surreal to me! I have never been an athlete in any sense of the word!
So hopefully I'll have a picture to share next week of that big event!
For now, here we are on Saturday morning enjoying the beautiful morning....
Have a wonderful day!