In the midst of decluttering (which has stalled a bit; if I mention it here, will I feel obligated to get back on track with it?), I bought two new quilting books. Tiny wince face... But I had a coupon for Amazon.com that I needed to spend!
Ah, the creative juices that get flowing with a new book or pattern or piece of fabric. *Heavy sigh* One book, "Word Play Quilts" by Tonya Ricucci, I had first seen at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show back in July.
I couldn't stop thinking about that book. I love words. I love the sound and feel of them, but also love to see text in all different contexts. I have a block pattern that requires a few words before it becomes the fabulous wall-hanging that it is meant to be. I was resigned to using applique to make those words--even though I don't do applique.
What am I doing starting a new project? Making myself happy, that's what!