Monday, November 11, 2013

Critters and Procrastination






I haven't been sewing or quilting much since England and summer. In fact, I've been so bad I'd need a map at this stage to find my way to my sewing room. Which is not good. There's a lot I should be doing in there. I should be working on little grand daughter's quilt, if nothing else. Last thing I sewed was a doll's dress. Here's the doll wearing it....




Her other grandparents live on a farm with chickens and pigs, guinea fowl and sheep, geese and goslings, so it seemed logical that her quilt should tie in with that since she and her big brother are there a lot and love all the critters..











 And so The Little Red Hen quilt was born. Or maybe I should say conceived. Since the actual birth is turning into quite a long labor. One of love, it goes without saying, but protracted nonetheless. The contractions seem to have stopped. Pass the ptocin. Move that part of my anatomy upon which I sit.

So, you may ask, what is the problem? The problem, though I don't think of it as a problem really because I love it, is the writing. The scribbling, the editing, the follow up to Julia Cameron's first book which our library group has now embarked on, as well as the smaller group meetings, all these things can be grouped under The Writing. And as far as sewing is concerned The Writing seems to be the villain.

A start had been made, pre-England. Hope ran high that I would take it along, but alas! The part upon which I sit does not move with that kind of speed. In case you suspect me of prevarication, observe...




These here critters will scratch and dig, snort and quack their way around the outer edges of the quilt while the inner part will (eventually) fill up with pinwheels.





At least that's the plan. Anybody got a stick of dynamite?




24 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Welcome back. Love the critters, and the doll in her dress is, well a doll. A gorgeous one.
The quilt will demand finishing in its own time.
Happy writing.

Susan Kane said...

My own sewing room has almost finished projects covering every flat surface. Working my way through them is also at war with everything else, incl. writing.

Went to a quilt show yesterday; thought of you.

patty said...

my longest unfinished project was a granny square blanket started when my daughter was 5. She is now 40; found it while moving and just gave it to her for winter since she is always cold.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Molly! That little quilt is going to be adorable (perfect for that beautiful little doll)! You must get in there right away and get to work on it. After all, Isabelle is slaving away on her quilt -- quilting her fingers to the bone. You must set the example!!! ;-D

Molly said...

E Child: It's own time might be too long to wait --- See comment by Patty! Need that dynamite.

Susan: Nice to know I'm not the only procrastinator...Did you take photos?

Patty: My longest lingering project is a crewel embroidery pillow cover, started when my oldest daughter was in a playpen. The mind reels at the lack of finishing ---and it's not that it's ugly. It will be really nice WHEN I finish it!

Anna: Talk about turning the tables!

Lee said...

The quilts are lovely...and the little doll is absolutely gorgeous! :)

lgsquirrel said...

Hi Molly,
Posting a comment again in my secret identity. Hope this helps you find your way over to the Realm.

Unknown said...

Is that your granddaughter? So adorable!

I haven't worked on a quilt in close to 20 years. Somehow kids just moved that off the list of things I had time to do.

I really like the photo of the guineas with the red flower in the foreground. We used to take a route to my sons' school past a house with guinea hens. When they'd wander out into the road, the first one to spot them had to yell, "Guineas in the road!"

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oops, that last one was me!

StitchinByTheLake said...

No dynamite here Molly, but excitement at the thought of seeing the finished product. :) blessings, marlene

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It's going to be wonderful , you can't stop now !
Mind you , I agree with Elephant's Child . It'll take as long as it takes . Perhaps grandaughter's grandchildren can snuggle under it instead ....

Isabelle said...

What beautiful children!

But I'm ashamed of you, Molly. Tut tut.

aubirdwoman said...

It could always be a 21st Birthday present :)
Loved Healing Hearts..... any more suggestions please.

Wisewebwoman said...

Lovely stuff, lovely child. And that pic of the poppy and the chickens. Stunning.
XO
WWW
Back in blogworld.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh what a lovely little dress! that is what caught my eye. (and a pretty little person wearing it) I think I must have had dresses like that or something, it makes me feel so nostalgic....

Pauline said...

lol - giving your sitting bones a swift kick. Your grands are adorable.

Dee said...

Dear Molly, what a whimsical quilt you are making. I truly can almost hear the clucking and the crowing!

I'm not sure what you are saying about writing and the Julia Cameron book. Are you doing the daily stream-of-consciousness writing? (I've done that for 12-13 weeks about five times since the book was published around 1992.) Or are you rewriting a review of it or of some other book she's written????? Whatever it is I suggest you simply trust that when the words are ready, they will come. Peace.

Rick Watson said...

Hey Molly, I just popped over from Dee's blog. I would follow your, but I don't see a follower thingy.
Rick

Joy said...

Hi Molly, I arrived here by way of the 'retiring' blog, can't quite remember the name--maybe 'relatively retired'. Anyway, your quilts are beautiful, agreed with your comment on 'relatively retired'. I tried to 'Follow' you, but see no where to do it... Oh, I just noticed on the above comment that another person is trying to follow also. I'll cut and paste your address, mark it as a 'Favorite', but hope it doesn't get lost in all the other blogs! Have a wonderful day!

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