"Pause and View"... When you are doing something, almost everything and anything, you have to stand back and evaluate it --- "How's it going?" " How does it look?"
For example, when you are making a quilt, you have a pattern or a plan, if you are creating, like I usually do.
You select your fabrics.
As you are sewing and constructing your quilt blocks, you see how the fabrics combine to create the look you want to achieve.
Then you lay out your blocks to assemble your quilt top. You may rearrange them several times before you find the right color balance. When you get it right, it will be eye pleasing and you sew them together.
Then the quilting. I think this is a very important part of the process, as it not only holds the quilt together, it gives it life! It adds bounce and character! Then the binding finishes your quilt.
I created this quilt for a Project Quilting challenge.
Many things that we do everyday, have a plan. With each step in the process, we "pause and view" to see how it is going. It is important to pause and view in order to have a successful accomplishment.
As I prepare the posts for my blog,(for you), I pause and view.
My plan: share what I do everyday. I quilt, create, and photograph... But the hardest part for me is the writing. I am not a writer. Finding the right words is not easy. Somehow it all comes together and I can share... I can share what I do everyday!
So if my words are not real clear, I am doing my best to say it, the only way I can. Thanks for reading about what I do, because I am going to keep right on sharing, everyday - Well not everyday, but at least 4 to 5 days a week. That's my plan!
This is one of my favorite photos. It reminds me of all the projects I still want to do! The tomatoes are spilling out of the bowl, like the ideas in my head...
I plan to quilt: Develop new free style quilting designs and share them.
I plan to create: Using free form patterns to construct interesting quilts and quilted items.
I will photograph My World: My quilts and quilting designs, quilted creations, fresh colorful food and place settings, my container garden, and last, but not least my dog, Gabby and my Mom's dog, Toby. Oh and sometimes my family when they allow it!
I enjoy quilting, creating, and photographing...
What do you enjoy doing? Share with me...
Enjoy your day and thanks for being here with me!
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