Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A Lost Day

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again."

Oscar Wilde
Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)

I had that kind of day, not because of neurotic genius, but because of disorganization, indecision, general confusion. I had hoped to make a little quilt for Alzheimer's Quilts using some motifs and fabrics from last year's Hoffman challenge. Should have been easy, but it wasn't. Maybe tomorrow.

What did I do when I wasn't staring at the fabric? Had eyebrows waxed, prepared discussion questions for book group, did laundry, sent some business-type e-mails, mopped the floor, cooked dinner. I don't know what Oscar Wilde's story was, but that's mine.

This weekend is the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington. I always enjoy this fairly small, but high quality show, and am taking a class from Wendy Butler Berns called Out of the Blocks Quilt Design. As I understand it, we will design a block and make a model, not by sewing but apparently as a paste-up. I chose the workshop because it was one of the only ones that wasn't project oriented or teaching a technique I don't/can't do. Not having to drag along a sewing machine is a plus too. So another thing to do tomorrow is organize class supplies, if I can remember where I put the list.

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's pretty much the same criteria that I use for taking classes - no new projects ever and I avoid taking a sewing machine. Sometimes we all have a lost day and that's OK!

Allison Ann Aller said...

I think your day as described was incredibly productive, esp compared to my typical day!
Your class sounds perfect for you...and I hope you will post lots of pictures from the show for us.

Indiana is Quilt Central, after all.
The Quilters Hall of Fame is there in Marion, Indiana...I'd love to go there someday.

Libby Fife said...

Thanks for the link to the quilt show. It looks like a big deal.

As for lost days, welcome to the club. I have had three in a row this week-my husband is on a business trip and I am out of whack. Luckily for both you and me, we get a do over every morning!

Have a good one!

PS-thought about you last night as I was looking through one of my Amish quilt books and saw your zig-zag border.

Debra said...

that's OK--I've been busy enough for both of us!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

You were way to busy to have a lost day.

Enjoy your class!

laura west kong said...

tomorrow is another day. I'm sure the answer will come to you. =(^_^)=

*karendianne. said...

I love your criteria for classes. I might be a little "green" yet to apply it but still, I think it's something to consider.

Here's to TODAY and flowing creativity.

Kim said...

Seems like a pretty normal day to me!

I don't like schlepping a sewing machine around either - the no-sew design class sounds great.