So, much as I am loving my new space, it feels pretty great to post my latest segment of “What I’m Working on Wednesday” because, hey, even though I haven’t been writing that feature all that long, it’s still not new. It’s more like an old friend who has come to visit.
So, I’ll offer up a cup of tea and a gander at what is new in my studio this week:
I’m developing this pattern based on a fabric design that I created years ago. I turned that fabric into a pillow and it lives on my couch. For years I’ve walked by it and thought it would make a great quilt block, but I just couldn’t seem to figure out how to craft the ovals and to create what I called a half dark/half light block. That is until the other day.
My sudden inspiration reminded me of a story my mom told me a few years ago. It was her habit for many years to pen a poem in honor of a grandchild’s birthday. She is blessed with 6 of them, so 6 times a year she would write a poem focused on that child and print it on a card. My mom would say that all her verses came to her while she was taking a bath. One year, she wrote one of my girls a particularly lovely and lengthy birthday poem and when I asked her if that was difficult, she replied, ” Yes, I had to take a lot of baths to come up with that one.”
I don’t get my inspiration in the bathtub. I’m more of a shower person, but I definitely understand the concept of ideas just coming to you at the most random times.
How about you? Where or when do you get your best ideas?