Wednesday, April 18, 2012

tortilla chip crumbs

are now all over the (black) t-shirt I am wearing.  I know it is undignified for an international professional teacher to admit this, but it's not my fault.  I mean, all these little crumbs were at the bottom of the bag and I couldn't leave them there.


Is it a law of physics that the smallest items always fall to the bottom? I think so: the change always follows to the bottom of your handbag or pocket, and the smidgens and scraps of fabric are never on top of the pile. I plead not guilty
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You can see that I didn't finish posting yesterday. In fact, I didn't finish a lot of things yesterday.  But that's ok because there is an old rabbinic saying: You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to refrain from it.  When I discovered this saying, written some 2000 years ago (give or take), it was as though it had been written for me.  I am obligated to start things but not to finish them.  What a relief!



 I had a whole afternoon of starting something and then tonight, I was working at something I had started a couple of years ago.  I  was trying to decide whether the two small pieces I made for the book could be (or should be) combined, added to, and made into something more substantial than just two small pieces.  Or should I leave them as two separate small pieces?  Dunno. This will probably go on forever and end up back in the box.  But maybe not...


 Meantime, while I was out, the UPS man delivered a package for me.  I don't know about the style, but the color is just what I needed.  I think I will keep them.

Something else I will keep: 50 metres of Testfabrics 419 that I just bought.  I was out of fabric to dye and here it is, just in time.  This time, I may actually try to make the dyed fabric beautiful. Or even just "not bad."  That would be a change.

Midnight - I will turn into one of my own Cinderella quilts if I don't leave now!

10 comments:

upstateLisa said...

I looooove those new sandals! And your toenail polish too!

Eva said...

Crumbs! An artist sees everything as art. -- These shoes + nails make my day. It is spring! -- Love the fabric composition!!

HollyM said...

The quote suits me too. It is so good to read that even an intnational teacher and published artist starts and doesn't finish things!
I've been going through some indecision about some pieces. It helps to see yor process.

Deborah Boschert said...

It is a physics law! In fact, it came up in a trivia game I played recently. It's sometimes called the Brazil Nut Law... you know those big brazil nuts always rise to the surface in a can of mixed nuts.

I really love that thin red line trailing through the quilt in the wide section on the right. Great job.

Judy said...

Your new piece is great - don't put it back in the box!!

xo

Linda Hicks said...

I like the quote, crumbs, toes, shoes and colorful post. Now to find a roll of that inviting Testfabrics 419. And brava on the "what if." I like "beautiful"...just original or fresh...like your blocs.

Gerrie said...

You usually manage to bring a bit of levity to my otherwise boring day. Love the color in this post. Making me happy on this dreary Portland day.

Mia Bloom Designs said...

Love the toenail polish!

MariQuilts said...

Those shoes just made my day!!

Vivian Helena said...

Great new piece,don't put it away, and thank you for stopping by my blog to see the Modern style and your fun piecing combined.