But lucky me--some big and unpopular changes have recently been made in the way we transport items among the libraries and people have very, VERY strong feelings about it all. Suddenly I'm in the middle of a good deal of controversy that's not of my making. A bit more than I bargained for. And everyone has an opinion to share with me, even (especially!) the guy who drives the delivery van. I have become sounding board, mother-confessor, psychologist, and scapegoat. Politics isn't really my thing but here I am, enmeshed.
So I'm glad to see the coming of the weekend.
I HAVE been sewing and am happy to announce the finished-ness of not one but two quilts!
My little black and white project is finished, after months of not-so-fun paper-piecing and lots of little tiny half square triangles and flying geese.
I'm really pleased with the results. I can't show any more than a corner of the quilt at this time. It's a project accompanying a friend's upcoming book. Once she gives me the green light, I'll show the entire piece.
Black and White was the working name but this quilt is now officially called Timesteps.
AND, after procrastinating and dithering for at least a year, I finally sewed up the last 24 inches or so of binding on Honky Tonk and it too is now completed.
What took me so long? Some of my art quilt group thought this quilt needed more detailing in the borders and I was indecisive about that for much of the time. Then good old-fashioned inertia took over. I finally decided to NOT add anything to the border and just finished the quilt. And what on God's green earth was so hard about that?
Forgive the tiny thread. This was the best detail shot and I was in a hurry!
Both these quilts represented personal and creative log jams of one kind or another. And now that the log jams have been broken up, I'm feeling accomplished and productive. Deep breath. Very good.
Oh! And I forgot to post about it last week, but I'm currently at -13.6 at WW. Woo hoo!