Anyone else having problems uploading photos to typepad? I have been trying to post for the last 5ish days, and my photos wouldn't load. I tried clearing cookies and caches, but no luck in firefox. Finally was able to upload using Safari, not sure why the technical issue through Firefox though. Suggestions?
OK, on to fun stuff!
I recently emptied out my entire scrap bucket, color sorted the smallest pieces and set them aside for my first summer quilt. I want to make quilts all summer.. and then finish binding them as the first cool breezes roll in this fall. Then, when winter rolls around, we can wrap up in quilts that hold the memories of summer with them.
It has really been a walk down memory lane. Some of these fabrics are long out of print, they are fabrics that I bought and sewed with before I started designing my own. It's been really interesting to look at my stash, remember what I made with that fabric, hold it in my hand and weave it into a new project.
Fabric takes ahold of something inside of me.. the prints and colors imprint themselves with a memory. Similar to how smells bring back memories, fabric does the same thing for me. I'm pretty sure that is why I got into designing fabric. I just love it. Folding, ironing, sewing - just looking at it. Each piece of fabric has potential and holds a little memory of something, and combining them all into a quilt to wrap up in is sort of like creating a memory book without words.
I think that is also why vintage quilts and items draw me in so much. They've already lived and taken ahold of memories, but we don't know what those stories are. We just get to add our own to the history.
Dustin brought me flowers.. good man that one. :)