This week has been a crazy one at work, but two more days of pushing and I should be through it to the other side. Saturday is looming large right now!
1. I like getting to blog a bit about other things! I haven't actually been blogging this week, but last week I wrote a couple of posts about one of my new quilts; the first post went live yesterday and the final quilt will post tomorrow, so come back and check it out!
2. I like the idea of cutting up pieces that aren't working. This is something I never really got, but I think that was because until recently I liked all my pieces. I didn't necessarily love them, but I liked them at least. But my piece conformational change just never sat right with me. It felt too literal (to me, everyone else for the most part had no idea what it was), and the colors have always felt all off. Then this week I saw Paula Kovarik's latest post (BTW she's one of my favorite fiber artists) and she was talking about cutting pieces up, which reminded me that it's probably a good thing to do with my conformational change piece. Once I finish the piece I'm working on now, I'm going to jump in with that and see if I can't use it to make something I like better.
3. I like flowers! The chrysanthemums from my Grandfather's funeral last year are blooming and i'm so pleased they survived the hot summer. They randomly bloomed a little bit in the spring and I was worried their cycle would be all off.
5. I like Angela Clayton's blog. She does historical costumery, and doesn't post really often, but when she does, the things she makes are gorgeous. She talks a fair amount about making her patterning as historically accurate as is feasible and goes through her process in quite a bit of depth which I love. As a sewist who's always like making ans wearing costumes, but never really had the patience to really dedicate to that as my art form, it's really fun to track someone who does.
6. I like this John Muir quote! What a perfect encapsulation of the glory of living in the mountains. I found it via the Cabin Porn blog, which is a gorgeous collection of pictures of small isolated cabins all over the world in beautiful settings.
"We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle seems transparent as glass to the beauty about us, as if truly an inseparable part of it, thrilling with the air and trees, streams and rocks, in the waves of the sun,—a part of all nature, neither old nor young, sick nor well, but immortal. Just now I can hardly conceive of any bodily condition dependent on food or breath any more than the ground or the sky."
John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (via Cabin Porn)
And with that I'll say that I hope you guys are having things you like this week! I hope your area is experiencing nice fall weather (it's been raining here for days but i'm just so grateful we don't have anything worse than that). Thanks to LeeAnna for gathering us up!