It is the second day of my clean up job! Yes, I decided to take a break from sewing and just clean up and organize the space. Like a lot of you who stopped by yesterday, I like to clean up in between projects.
It gives me a clean slate to work with inside and out.
It is a time consuming process and while I clean, I constantly think about zillions of projects I could be working on. But this process gives birth to new ideas and wild possibilities.
I found fabrics I had forgotten I had!
Now that is like hitting a jackpot! It's like getting new fabrics and you don't have to spend a dime..
Well, you did at some point... but not today! LOL!!!
I like that about reorganizing the fabrics. It also give me a sense of accomplishment.
And look what else I found when I was emptying a box of fabric!
A choo choo train wall hanging I made out of felt 22 years ago!
And the airplanes and some clouds to go with it!
A quilt half way hand quilted needing some more attention.
A basket quilt top I made while my husband was on a business trip back in 1998.
I had major plans for hand quilting that one too!
A king size quilt top inspired from one of the Kaffe Fassett books.
And more of those wagon wheels!
Few of the Jan Patek blocks sitting on the quilt 'Kavita's Garden' I designed in 2003.
An Amish quilt top! The wheel fits just fine there don't you think?
I like it when it is all nice and flat!
There was a third ring to go with it. I wonder where it is right now!
This was the original quilt I made few years back.
I also found the only art project I brought along with me when I moved to this country!
I often get asked if I have formal training as an artist.
Yes, I went to an art school in India and studied graphic design in days when computers were hard to find for students. For some silly reason, I chose to major in Typography and Calligraphy.
Drawing and painting was fun then and still is. Although, I have not picked up a paint brush in a long time.
I guess these days, I am painting with fabrics!
The word "GLASS' is 1 mm thick and I am proud to say that I hand painted it.
No tools, no gadgets, just a paint brush and lots of concentration! I remember chanting in my head like little engine that could.. I think I can! I think I can!
Oh yes, I also painted the glass candle stand.
It is really good to find old things filled with great memories.
I am so glad I was stuck the other day and found my way back to 1984!
More about this next week.
Have a peaceful and happy weekend!