Friday, 18 June 2010

Something is better than nothing

I haven’t finished a lot this week. Whatever time and energy I have for creative work has been put into planning new projects for the future. I read a very interesting post by Victoria the other day about incubating, and I think that’s a perfect word for it. Usually I’m a bit worried that I’ll somehow lose my creativity during these periods, but not so much this time. My brain is bubbling with ideas which I write or sketch down so I won’t forget them when the summer is over and it’s back to business.

Anyway; I finished the potholders from this post this week. Our guild issued a potholder challenge where we received an old quilting magazine from which we were to find inspiration. It was not very hard to find an hour glass block so I could use Lynda’s tutorial.-)

I did not make it to the guild meeting this week though, but the potholders will make nice presents. The first will be sent off today for friend of mine whose birthday was yesterday. We met in the hospital more than 11 years ago when she had a hip replacement and daughter 2 fractured discs in her back. It was instant friendship even though there is almost 40 years between us, and meant the world to both of us in a stressful situation.

I have signed up for Friday Night Sew In tonight hoping it will motivate me to make progress on my 1 of 10 quilt. The words will not get attached to the quilt by themselves no matter how long I wait (believe me, I have tried).

I’ll be linking this up to Amylou’s Sew & Tell.

Have a wonderful Friday and may this weekend be a sunny one!

18 comments:

  1. They are lovely potholders. Congratulations on the feature in the magazine. Very worthy indeed.

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  2. wow...lovely potholders...i love the fabric

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  3. Love the colorful potholders! I can relate to the concept of "incubation" time. I think it's a necessary part of the creative life to do that.

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  4. Good luck tonight! I signed up, but not sure I have the energy for it - it's been quite a week here.

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  5. These turned out great! Incubation is just as important as creation.
    Like I said to Victoria, do a little wild dance to Stevie Wonder, helps me tremendously. xox Corrine

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  6. I love thinking about and scheming about new projects! Your potholders are too much fun! What blessed friends you have!

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  7. Hello Nina, perhaps you have difficulty with my email add,.because it changed when my laptop was cleaned ,It,s now
    ksolomi@btinternet.com

    cottonreel

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  8. I'm an incubating kind of person too. It makes me happy to keep all my ideas warm and safe for a while :o) Pretty potholders, and what an easy pattern. They are going on the to gift list for sure.

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  9. Oo I really love the pink and red pot holders! The patterns looks fairly simple, but very appealing at the same time! I think they'll make a fantastic gift!

    I agree - here's hoping for sunshine this weekend!!

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  10. Terrific potholders!

    I've been making some and mine come out too big or too small! :( What size do you make?

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  11. Great little gift idea. very sweet!!

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  12. these potholders are lovely...i like the variety of colors and fabrics

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  13. Lovely potholders,and I like your fabric combos!

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  14. Love useful and pretty all in one!! Great finish!
    Blessings,

    KT

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  15. I really like these pot holders! They look great!

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  16. Your potholders are terrific! I like the hour glass look to them. Thanks for sharing!

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