|Lint and threads hanging everywhere.|
|I just realized that I missed a spot.|
|I hope this turns out the way that I have planned.|
|Those sampler blocks have been there for at least 2 years.|
|My design wall is more like a bulletin board.|
|Four, count them, four projects pinned to the wall to be dealt with.|
I decided that this week for Off the Wall I would show what is on my design wall. There is a big blank space where the collaboration piece used to be pinned and I did not take a photograph of that. I have a couple of quilts pinned up, one is a group quilt that my friends made for my 50th birthday. The one halfway under it is from my friend, Lisa B. Next to the quilts is a partial set of blocks from a block of the month that the Wales group did a couple of years ago. I have 5 finished and the 6th partly there. I don't know if I will even try to get the other six made. Beneath that is a bunch of debris. I pin things to the wall to remind me that I need to deal with them. Then something else gets pinned on top of it and so on. There are layers of crap there. Like on the other side of the wall I have a piece started from a class in 2008, then 2 pieces of dyed fabric that will be a series on trees, then another quilt top (from a class taken in 2006, although, it has only been pinned to the wall for a couple of months). These are all pieces that I had wanted to work on. And they are now all layered and who knows?... there could be another project lurking underneath it all. I am frightened to look!
I have had a major case of artist block this year. I have had a difficult time dealing with the death of my only brother. About the only thing I was able to do is knit. Knitting is calming. The last 3 months I have been actively working to get myself out of the deep hole of grief and move on. It is a slow process, but I feel that I am moving in the right direction.