Sunday, January 27, 2013

Start, Stop, Start Again

A while back I started a new chair piece.  I stenciled some shapes onto a pieced background made from 1930s blocks.  Next, I outlined a chair with a dark variegated thread.  After outlining the first chair I stopped; the outline looked too harsh and I didn't care for it. However, I didn't know how to continue, so I set it aside.

A few weeks later, I glanced at the piece and immediately thought, "It's good that chair has a strong outline."  For some reason, I liked it - go figure.  Who knows what happened in my psyche.  Nonetheless, I stitched around the remaining chairs with the original dark thread.

Today I sat down to add some seed stitched shadows.  I chose a lovely navy perle cotton thread and set to work.  I figured I could hang out with my husband on the couch, stitching while he watched golf.  But now, I don't like what I've done -- AGAIN.


You can barely see the stitching, though I guarantee you that it's there.


This time though, I think I know what I want to do differently ... but it will have to wait until I finish the piece that's generated this mess:


These are scraps and tidbits from the piece I'm creating for my Latitude Quilts group.  You may remember that I joined an international internet group back in November and we're working together on bi-monthly themes, similar to the Twelve by Twelve group.  Our first theme is Carnival and OUR FIRST REVEAL IS THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST.  I hope you'll all pop over to see what we've created.  In the meantime, feel free to stop by our group blog to get to know us and see what we've been up to as we prepare for our first challenge.

1 comment:

Cindy Green said...

Isn't it funny how that happens? Happens to me often too - like it, don't like it... I can be more agreeable with others' work - I really like your chairs!