I have discovered that if I'm knitting on my lunch period, the lamp on my desk is a good substitute for a hat model. Necessity is the mother of invention -- so true! But even though I took a photo, I can't post it because for some odd reason my phone is not communicating with my email, and the picture is a gazillion megabytes large!
Where is the eight year old when you need one?
I found an interesting article recently on making to-do lists. It was in a presentation about artistic journaling which veered off into left brain/right brain concepts and made me think that I'm going down a rabbit hole again... like HERE -- Rabbit hole -- but it made me think about creativity and how it starts. Or how it gets bogged down in details sometimes.
Our church guild is making a quilt with a car theme for our retiring pastor. He's a car guy, and my mind just went to checkered flags and applique right off the bat. I got the center medallion made, and the other ladies made a BUNCH of black and white checkerboard pieces to go around it.
I am now struggling with the next step because this quilt wants to be horizontal, when I wanted it to be vertical! I made some additional primary color blocked pieces for the top and the bottom, but I was a little stymied by the layout.
I asked my friend Suzi to come and look. We put our two minds to the task and a plan gelled. I guess my left brain, which enjoys a work plan, was getting in front of my right brain, which works more spontaneously!
Hey, here's a new notion I found in a trip to my local quilt shop:
I'm a big fan of triangle paper of many types. The ones from Miss Rosie's are made to work with layer cakes (hence the name) so I bought a couple of packs to use in a project that is fermenting in the right side of my head.