Energy drain because I am exhausted from having spent the weekend attempting to clean up this space, which looks like this because I have been working. Now I can't work because I can't think and I can't think because I have created this mess while I have worked. Ah, the irony. You get the picture. And in case you don't...
I haven't even gotten to the 6 rolling bins under the ironing table, but you can see I'm making progress from the neatly piled (well, neat is relative) fabrics on my cutting table. Below is my ironing table and you can see how much space I have for ironing all this fabric. But I don't mind.
BLEH -NEEDS WORK
HARD TO USE - SHIBORI & MISC.
An energy source because as I iron and sort I renew acquaintance with my own hand-printed cloth, which sparks new ideas. Even better, I am lucky enough to own gorgeous fabrics from two other energy sources.*disclaimer - neither source has asked me to mention their fabrics - I'm just a loyal fan!
Handloom Batik will be at MAQF this month, at NJ Quiltfest in March, and at Lancaster in April. Don't miss her. I can't wait to see what's new when I see Usha's booth this year: I missed last year's show.
While sorting, I stopped in mitten drinnen to spread out a few pieces from my small but delicious stash.
Then, of course, I also use Helene Davis' hand-dyes which are so lush that they work with any fabric I've printed, no matter what. You can e-mail Helene from her website to tell her what colors you want, or stop by Bob & Helene's new building in Paducah during the show. 1149 Jefferson St. (I think).
So now you know all my secrets: these are the only fabrics I use with my own...although I will admit to having a few yards of Judy Robertson's stripes which are almost gone.
Had enough? Tonight, while I was in the mood, sewed together some of the fabrics that have been sitting on my wall for what seems like months. My process, as you know, is to throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. Then, I arrange it 17,000 times and shoot before I decide what will be the final piece. This is a small one - about 12" sq.
These are only a few - heh heh. Enough to drive anybody crazy. So with that, I am going to say goodnight to my fabrics and to you. Enjoy your day off tomorrow if you are in the U.S.