I’ve been told that my “blog needs some loving” (podcast by Alison Stanfield ), that I should pay more attention to it and treat it like a baby.
You know the kind…they pee and poop (on automation) but can’t really do anything for themselves. Why I would take on another child I don’t know but I do enjoy talking to y’all (you’d think I was feeling my southern roots with the “y’all” thing. I don’t have any southern roots in me at all……I’m a tropical lady at heart).
Anywho, I was going good for a while then….poof…….it stopped (I know it really was me that I stopped but I gave this baby life I can give it all the blame too).
So today’s post is called catch up. I’ve been getting ready for my daughter’s 16th birthday party and preparing for the Sheppard tribe (my family) to decend upon my house. Plus I am hosting my annual Dye Party next week and still have a couple of pieces to finish for deadlines that are looming. Okay, that was catch up, now on to the good stuff….ART.
Here’s the lastest pics of one of things that has taken me away from you. I’m still doing the TIF Challenge and did finish my June piece but never posted about it (yes, shame shame you say). If you recall, June was about stashes. I showed the literal pics of my stash and below you’ll find my interpretation of it.
My stash started out real large (the bottom stone) because, if you remember correctly, I went thru my “greedy” phase as if the fabrics manufacturers would run out of fabs at any moment. As I climbed this ever fantastic cairn of stones I’ve created I realize that my stash did not (yes I said “did NOT”) have to be THAT big, especially as I’ve resigned myself to now making smaller pieces. This one is measures 13″ square.
I have not yet reached the peak (come on now……you ever think I’ll have that little bit of fabs that represent the cairn’s peak????). I don’t know that I ever will or, for that matter, want to but I’m getting closer to finding the center, MY center, the comfortable place, the reasonable phase where fabric obsession is not necessary any more. I’d say I’m somewhere between the middle red stone and the gold one.
I am okay with having what just what I need instead of what I think I ought to have.
Have you had a stash redo recently or planning one? Have you made a “stash” piece to represent your “rack of fabs”? Leave a comment and let me know where you are in your stash phase or, for that matter, anything else on your mind.
See you next time “In the Hayloft”,