Friday, July 05, 2013
Some time ago -- over a year ago, I think -- I came across a collection of fabric that I just fell in love with. Aren't those the happiest, summeriest fabrics? I just love the little flip flops and clams and sunglasses and beach umbrellas.... I couldn't resist getting a bundle of fat quarters, and when they arrived I mixed in some other fabrics from my stash (the lobsters! the stripes!) that seemed to fit. And I put it in a bundle in a closet for that undefined point in the future when I'd be in the mood to start something new.
Well, the right time was yesterday. Subtle, yes, working with all of that red white and blue on a hot July Fourth?! I'm going for simple, just a beachy banner sort of thing. And I'm loving it. It's just what I'm in the mood to be doing. Just look at those beachballs! And seagulls! Don't they make you happy?
Which makes me think... Some people are very good about sewing their seasonal projects so that they are finished when the appropriate season comes around. This quilt, finished, would have been perfect to have draped over the couch yesterday and all of this month. But I can't ever get myself to work on stuff out of season. I feel like making Christmas thing at Christmastime. This isn't the best for planning purposes, obviously. How about you? Do you work on summery things in the winter, and get your winter projects done in the summer?