dragged pulled out that hexagon millefiore mess quilt and decided I had let it linger too long. Waaaaay too long, and that it had lurked, like some amorphous creeping thing in the corner of my guest room (aka Sewing Room Overflow), haunting my dreams and certainly messing up any perky UFOs to Finish list that I may draw up.
This is the last composite photo I posted, back in August of 2016. I’ve since put together most of the rosettes that are grayed out. I decided to combine all the lower left rosettes, which gave me a new appreciation for Katja Merek’s work on the (what she has titled) The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along. Here is my version of the corner:
And I also changed up some parts of the outer edges, making these (in the last few weeks):
So now my quilt top looks like this (digital version):
I’m now working on that last one, which has turned out to be exceedingly difficult, because it has to be just right. But then other days, I’m quoting my motto to myself (The perfect is the enemy of the good. Or in my case, the done) and keep trying to get on with it.
At this point I just want it to be like Laurel’s:
Yes, I want it to be DONE.
In other beginning-of-summer news, I planted my garden again, which then was invaded by fungus (a common problem here, apparently) so it looks quite wimpy. We still harvest a few tomatoes here and there. I sprayed last week, yanked two particularly sickly plants, and re-planted more in their place, so we’ll see what happens.
I found this on The Internet, which about expresses my attitude. There’s just something about an empty garden box that sends me to the nursery to find something to plant in it. It feels kind of similar to entering a quilt shop, and thinking about all the possibilities I can find in there.
Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. (Nelson Mandela)
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. (Dr. Seuss)
So today it’s back into the sewing room, back into the garden…back to work.