Here it is. My last 10 on 10. I’m thankful for doing this project and being included in the circle of so many wonderful photographers. Thank you for the inspiration! So here we go: my last 10 on 10 is the first day of summer vacation. It was a little chilly, but the sun was shining and we decided to visit our favorite park. We began with a picnic.
Grab another cup of coffee and check out the amazingly talented Jessica Lewis of Jess Lewis Photography!
Three of my photographs will be on display at The Garfield Arts Center’s Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition from June 8-29th! Closing celebrations will be June 29th with Hoosier Women in Music concert at MacAllister Amphitheatre. Join me!
From a recent hike:
You know that old saying, “Measure twice, cut once”? It should be followed. Regrettably, I did not. I’m in the process of facing down my quilting fears with this quilt. I was in a zone. I was feeling groovy. Stacks of fat quarters all over the table…color, texture, possibilities laid out before me….YES! I AM A QUILTER!! Erika gave us the option of cutting fabric or ripping fabric. I tried both. Turns out…I’m a ripper. Rip, rip, rip.
I love the little frayed edges.
Stacks of ripped fabric. Oh yes.
This is where it all went awry… I measured, incorrectly, and went on, unknowingly, happily ripping strips. Seven strips in, I realized the mistake. I panicked. I did. Every self critical comment came to mind…every harsh voice. Usually this is where I trip up, get discouraged, and stop. This time I chose differently. I quickly texted Erika my mistake and her reply set my mind at ease. I wound up needing to purchase a little more fabric. My daughter asked if we could use the mismeasured fabric to make another project together….absolutely. I finished ripping strips.
And done! Still loving the project and embracing the mistakes. Perfectly imperfect. Moving on to the next phase!
Please click through to see the lovely Catherine Giroux and her 10 on 10 for April!
And so it begins….
Today I bought fabric to make this quilt.
I’m not completely certain of my fabric choices, but I’m thrilled I took a leap of faith. I drooled over yards and yards of options. I went in thinking yellow and came out with something completely different. When faced with a new challenge, I often find myself overwhelmed…and ultimately let it get the best of me. I procrastinate because I worry that I’ll get it wrong. I strive for perfect. Not this time around. I can do this. And so can you…..play along with us!
This month’s 10 on 10 caught me off guard. The hours and days and weeks have been flying by lately and I could have sworn I had another day or two before the 10th. Not so. I remembered (got the FB reminder from our group) while sitting at the animal clinic with our sad pup.
Our Saturday took an unexpected turn when our dog tried to dig his way through a rotted tree trunk to catch a chipmunk. Chipmunks might be his undoing. He loves them so…or at least he loves the chase. He’s doing very well…although he’s none to happy with the bandage. Taken with my iPhone.
See? 48 hours ago this was spotless. The pile is growing. It morphs into a life of its own at an exponential rate. Within the pile: matchbox cars, Skipbo, a Dr. Seuss hat, finger painting, art work from school, mail, tissue paper with stickers, orange felt used for a mushroom costume, a homemade placemat, and a lightbulb. And a dog leash. My children are convinced that all of these items are essential. There’s a big part of me that agrees with them. I just wish I could contain it better.
One of my favorite ladies is up next! Head on over to see Jessica Lewis and her 10 on 10!