Time spent on Google Reader always pays off. No, no, it's not wasting time. Not at all.
I was eating at my desk with one hand and web surfing with the other. I hopscotched through several quilt blogs, ending up at Rossie, founder of Fresh Modern Quilts at Flickr, finding a wonderful manifesto on process and purpose.
I have made a process pledge. The goal of the process pledge is to create a new sensibility in quilting blogs where we don’t just show finishes or occasionally confess about our moments of indecision, but chat openly and often about our works in progress, our inspirations, and our moments of decision. I know that many of us are already posting about our thinking on quilts and the processes involved from start to finish, let's do more! And let's post about quilts as we work on them. I want to see more half-done quilts, not just the finished thing with a journal entry about the process.
I have always shown a fair amount of process here, but sometimes have felt inadequate and frustrated, because what with a full-time job and all, I don't get things completed so fast. Process can be a long and drawn-out affair in my sewing room.
But that's OK. And really, 'finished' isn't the whole story of any quilt or other project. Sometimes we have to cover some miles to get there and that can be important and instructive. Process is good and I'm going to try to get more of it down here.