Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Patchwork angst

I have major performance anxiety when attempting anything patchwork. Don't know what it is....I guess it's because I don't know what it will look like until it's all done. What if I don't like it? I'm planning to make a couple of quilts in the very near future (my first attempt), so I thought I'd start with this scarf to get warmed up. At first, I didn't like it, not at all, but then I wore it yesterday and got a ton of compliments (I'm such a sucker for praise). I do like the pattern, very easy to put together. I'll keep trying.....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Hearts

I love Valentine's Day, mostly for its simplicity: a card, some candy, maybe a glass of champagne, and especially its color scheme. I just love red, be it big blocks of red or little splashes of it. I love to add a dash of it to whatever I'm sewing.