Sewing My Life Together

Some Little Bits

It is a quiet Sunday around here. Husband is doing the crossword puzzle, daughter number 2 is in her room, and I’ve managed to accomplish a few things.

I have completed my application to participate in the Cambridge Open Studios, April,  2014. I’ve submitted a couple of pieces:

This is the view from our parked car looking back at State Beach last August, 2013, in fabric.

This is the view from our parked car looking back at State Beach last August, 2013, in fabric.

This is another version with more blues and reds.

This is another version with more blues and reds.

I like these, and I like the choices of frames and mats as well. I love the feeling of satisfaction (and  drop in a few bars of the Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpZ3dVpE_pY) when I complete a project and it looks good. There are so many I work on that do not meet my expectations and I toss the aside, like there:

An attempt at capturing some of the gorgeous Fall leaves I've been seeing.

An attempt at capturing some of the gorgeous Fall leaves I’ve been seeing.

This is another attempt.

This is another attempt.

I actually spent the best part of this week making four of these, but these were the only two that were close enough to being what I wanted that I dare to post them here.  The bottom one might look better framed, so I might chance it. Believe me, you don’t want to see what I started with!

And I have made some progress on piecing my Busy Bees quilt top, but I did take a detour from piecing to try to work on an art project ( the Falling Leaves). This week I will get back to piecing.

And so as frustrating as it is when I try something and fail, it makes the good ones so much more special. I had never thought about all the mistakes and failures an artist must have made before his/her works are shown in a museum or gallery…..but now I know that it must be true. For every painting that succeeds, how many end up on the studio floor?  That is something I must keep in mind. I tend to be a rather harsh self-critic!

Happy piecing this week!

More piecing

More piecing

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This entry was published on November 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm. It’s filed under Art quilts, Fabric Landscapes, Landscapes, Mistakes, Quilting and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Some Little Bits

  1. I love the beach scenes. I thought the failures were fish feeding, so maybe failure is all in the name.

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