Sunday, August 25, 2013

Overcoming resistance...or 'just do it!"

The music quilt has been progressing lately, after I ended three weeks or more of procrastination.
I just didn't get started on making the words for the quilt -I was facing that common problem of 'resistance'-the creative person's inner struggle to just sit down and do what you are supposed to do.

I think in this case it was because I was keen to do a really good job on this quilt- I have been saving music fabric for several years now, and I have it set aside as a gift if it is good enough -so I think I was afraid to get started. Would the reality of what I can actually make be anything like the 'perfect quilt" in my head?

Well I just got started .. having given away perfectionism one more time.

I am quite pleased with the progress! Here it is on the design wall, waiting for some more stars!

Oh, and I have some nice fabric for a border or three!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Winter joys

We have had a lovely rainy week -nearly 55mls in the gauge since last Sunday -and the garden is showing the benefits.

 This is the first time my Bird of Paradise plant has had more than one flower on it at a time!

 The bottlebrush is just bursting out -and my resident Honey-eater is a regular guest.

 DH has made one batch of yummy cumquat marmalade already -but there are more to harvest.

 The Iris are in bloom in the back yard.

 So is the Happy Wanderer

Winter self-sown tomatoes have steadily cropped.

And I think my sourdough is benefitting from my new oven!
So it all looks pretty calm and peaceful, doesn't it? And sometimes it is!