Wednesday, January 2, 2008

a fresh idea

Look at this pretty fabric I got on my trip to Utah in November! There are a range of colorful retro fabrics and a bunch of pinks and browns:

new fabric

new fabric

I washed them all a couple of days ago and they've been hanging up waiting for me to figure out how to cut them. And this morning, while I was in the shower, I think I figured it out.

I use to work for a woman who came up with all her solutions for her job in the shower. She would start half our staff meetings with "In the shower this morning..." I always thought that I never wanted to be the kind of person who not only couldn't keep work at work but even brought work into the shower. And what was I doing this morning...thinking about my work in the shower. But I guess that all depends on what your work is and how much you enjoy it...and, right now at least, mine is all pretty fabrics and that's a nice thing to think about!

So...I've decided what I want to do with all the colorful retro fabrics (still not sure what to do with the pinks and browns, but that will come) so instead of cleaning up the kitchen and putting in some laundry like I was planning, I did some sketching and now I'm going to start cutting in a moment. I love this phase in making a quilt...when the ideas suddenly start rolling!

Now stay tuned to see what my freshly washed head has come up with!


Kellybot said...

I always come up with great ideas in the shower. I'm sure it's because taking a shower is so boring... the same thing e v e r y day. So my mind starts wandering and voila! I'm a genius!

Hey Harriet said...

Unfortunately I don't have time to come up with solutions in the shower. Here in Oz we're on water restrictions. Short showers! Ugh! Oh-so-pretty fabrics, can't wait to see what you do with them!

Shannon said...

I always come up with ideas when I'm least thinking about it.

Katie said...

The shower is a great place to think! Cute fabrics - that'll be a great quilt!

pepperhem said...

OH my. those fabrics are beautiful!

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