Posted by Angela Flicker On February 9, 2010
Posted by Angela Flicker On February 8, 2010
Lately Josh and I have stopped to contemplate if this fortune might come true. Neither of us can seem to suppress our urge to create. What, the kitchen is dirty? Ahh, I’ll get to that later, after I sew; after I finish this project; after I’m done with this blog… and so the list of neglected responsibilities grow, along with our pile of created goods. I cannot lie, after getting this fortune, I felt a glimpse of hope. We probably shouldn’t place all our hopes and dreams on the message of a fortune cookie, especially one from Panda Express (can you believe I’m even admitting that we eat there). But I guess that sometimes we need a little encouragement from the universe. Something to tell us to keep listening to all those ambitions and dreams. Just take a chance, do what you love, and see what happens. Furthermore, I think the reason the first fortune was so easy to believe is because the second fortune we received was undoubtedly true…
Posted by Angela Flicker On February 7, 2010
Why twice you may wonder? Well, I used to think multi-tasking was a strength of mine, but since Monet’s birth I have found that it is most certainly NOT, rather it is a horrible habit that often detours my work about 100 miles of course. So back to the question at hand, why did I cut each piece of fabric out twice? I suppose watching a baby, doing laundry, cooking dinner, answering the phone, all while creating a quilt pattern makes for a situation where mistakes will be made. And sure enough a mistake was made and fixing that mistake required me to cut a 1/2 inch off over half of my rectangular blocks. In hind sight, I suppose I could have kept the 1/2 inch there, but it threw off some other design elements and thus the perfectionist side of my personality kicked in over drive, and I spent the next 3 hours cutting all the blocks again.
Remember to always measure twice, feed the baby, measure again, change the laundry, check your pattern for accuracy, measure once more, answer the phone, and then cut the blocks for your quilt.
Posted by Angela Flicker On February 6, 2010
Right now, I have the same feelings about blogging that Monet had about waking up. Millions of people do this right? Why can’t we figure out how to make a simple blog then? It seems like our artistic talent is limited to mediums other than Blogger. They say there is a learning curve for everything, but maybe we slid off the road. However, we vow to do our best, and hopefully soon our blog will resemble the artistic masterpiece we see in our minds. Then we can focus on creating art rather than cursing at our computer.