I started this project oh … I dunno, about 2 years ago now? I can still remember the afternoon I sketched out the flowers, chose my fabrics – it was a beautiful day, I was waiting for a call from work, listening to jazz.
It’s not like I’ve been actively sewing the thing for 2 years, I’m a flighty maker – I get excited by new projects, get a rush of excitement from fresh ideas and finishing something off suddenly seems dull by comparison.
So it has been nice to revisit an old friend, the runner just needed backing and a good press after being rolled up in a box for aeons.
It was intended as a centrepiece for the dinning table – but quite honestly you can’t find our dinning table under the mountain of stuff that gets dumped on it. So the (rather large) footstool now a chic coverlet. We don’t use it as footstool – it is simply another depository for dumped stuff. But maybe now the family will think twice before piling things on top of the applique.
I read a really constructive post about surfing the net and creative procrastination on Elizabeth’s blog Things Bright, here. She advocates reading less blogs as an aid to creativity in a quality vs quantity vibe.
Enjoy this food for thought, not forgetting to add Make It Up to your essential reading list!