Friday, March 9, 2012

friday fancy

When I was in junior high, the other kids used to say that I sounded like an "old lady." I'm not 100% sure what they meant by that. I used big words? I spoke in a proper fashion? My voice was shaky? At the time, I admit I was more prone to say, "Oh dear," when startled or upset rather than something more salty. Honestly, though, I don't know what it means to talk like an old lady. But I apparently I did. 




This week I was again accused of being an "old lady." Why? I went to a quilter's guild for the first time. And it was pretty inspiring. 


I'm kind of a learn by trial and error type of person. I'll generally teach myself something before I take a class or ask for help. Sewing isn't something I've been doing long. And while I am generally a rule follower, I have a hard time following directions when it comes to cooking and sewing. I tend to guesstimate and "wing it" (a lot). 


I am working on a project that I can't share yet. But I was inspired by all the unique and different quilts in progress. I was many times more productive at the quilter's guild, then I typically am at home. Plus I was surrounded by people who know oh so much more than I do. When I ran into a problem, I simply had to turn to my neighbor for help. 


Photo by Kayla at Central Oregon Modern Quilter's Guild
I had to crop it to hide my project. No peeking!


Who or what have you been inspired by this week? Do you have any creative projects in the works? 

2 comments:

  1. I think turning to your neighbor for help is often hard to do but usually rewarding in all sorts of ways.

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    1. But it's so much easier to do when they're sitting right next to you.

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