It still feels amazing, to have the Great Carpet Re-Do become a thing of the past. whew! The carpet part is the thing of the past. The moving back into usefulness is an ongoing project. Will it ever end? I certainly hope so! More things have found their way into the Rescued Treasures box for donation. If only I were willing to fill more boxes. Unfortunately I tend to like the things I have. That's why I have them. :)
I made the time yesterday, to finish up my part in the Postmark'd Art Round 17 "Texture" exchange. It took longer than I expected, and the thing that caused the most delay was the malfunction of my camera. I think I need to replace it, as the timing of the flash has gone all cattywampus. I eventually scraped up another camera, and waited the requisite 5 hours for the battery to charge. Actually, the photos aren't bad. Maybe I'll use this one for a while, and see if I can adjust to it this time around.
Oh? You wanted to see the postcards? Here you go:
With all of my home improvement projects, I haven't made time for much blog reading. I'm SO behind! I ran across a link to a fascinating essay on the declining quality of quiltmaking, and thought I might share it with you. This is not a rant - well, maybe it is - but really, it's a well-written piece by someone who takes pride in her skill level and encourages others to do the same.
It could be a lightning-rod for a discussion, which isn't my intent, but I've heard her sentiments expressed by several other high-profile quilters. Some have not been so measured in their words. She writes with frustration, not the highly critical anger I've heard from others.
Anyway, it's food for thought. As to my position? Yes, I do agree that quality matters, and that one should put forth the effort to produce quality work. Does that mean everything comes out perfect? Not by a long shot. But obvious flaws should be dealt with, shouldn't they? I don't leave them in, not if I can help it.
And there you go. I'm headed back to the Studio, to see if I can find more places to put things away. Goals are good! Happy Quilting!
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