I have been working regularly on two projects, but by the beginning of last week I realized I was dragging. On my way toward the stairs to my workroom, I would notice the computer and check e-mail, even though I had done that less than half an hour before. I even spent one morning getting a window open and washing the accumulated dust and spiderwebs off a storm window that hadn't been cleaned in--well, let's just say a long time.
I'm liking where these projects are going so I was certainly not ready to abandon them, but I kept thinking about the most flamboyantly colored and most unstructured of those art quilts I had seen at the Packwood House, and these were far from what I was working on. One section of one of the projects--that one I am working on now--involves lots of little pieces in various shades of gray, and I had worked with a lot of gray this summer in my chickadee quilt. While the other project was more free form in conception, the execution of it requires some concentration and detail work. I needed some color and some freedom!
So I went in search of a good background--a deep purple hand-dye seemed appropriate, put it up on my working wall and then started cutting out variously colored roundish shapes.
And if you are still with me, thanks for the company!