I'm a sickly pathetic girl. That illness my hubby had last week? Well now I've got it. Fever, nasty stomach cramps, nausea, and another symptom I'm just not gonna detail. Haven't actually yacked and my fever hasn't gone above 100 degrees. I can't really complain cuz my sweetie had this much worse - his temp hit 103. He was a sweetie yesterday and came home early (aka, didn't work any extra hours) to take care of me.
Watched all of season one Gray's Anatomy. I wish they'd get rid of the voice-over - makes Meredith so much whinier than she needs to be. Patrick Dempsey - ah, remember "Can't Buy Me Love?" - I was just the right age when that one came out.
Pine Ridge Laura has got me thinking about doing a book. Again. I did attempt it once before but it didn't work out. I think I can happily narrow the focus this time to just the letters. I do remain adamant that there will be no patterns. Don't like 'em, don't need 'em. Some "inspirations" or "ideas," not quite sure what to call them, but no patterns with yardage amounts. And a "student" gallery of quilts that have used the letters as a starting point and gone their own direction.
I just have to look at the remarkable quilts that some of you have made with minimal guidance to see that it can be done. One of my favorite quilts of all time is Bonnie's The Best Things - I can't say enough positive things about it. And I hope she'd let me put a pic of it in my book, assuming there ever is such a thing. That quilt and another one with letters that I know she's got on the back-burner somewhere...
I think this book should be about making incredibly personal quilts, using free-pieced and quilted words.
So hopefully this isn't just the fever talking. I think it's doable. I'm hoping that all you who are interested will help me out. If you've used the letters, please give me feedback.
And of course there are no promises, no guarantees that this project will ever come to fruition, but if some of these ideas appeal to you and you'd want to make the quilt anyway, then try out some of my inspirations and maybe you can get a pic of your quilt in the book... If there ever is one. And working without using one of my ideas - I love that too.
Here's one "inspiration", a family love quilt, like this one. Make it your way, in your colors about your family (oh, okay, or about someone else's family if it's a gift, but you get the idea). It doesn't need to look like mine, in fact it should NOT look like mine. It's got to be YOURS. Take the idea and run (sew?) with it in any direction you choose.
The one thing I'd request is that you not use someone else's copyrighted blocks as part of any work that you would like to have considered for the book.
Whaddaya think? Am I making any sense?