It was only when I started work on my Mother Mary that some of the fabric I had laying on my worktable caught my attention.
Before I began working on Mother Mary, I was trying to get some potholders going. I was having a hard time.
I liked the bird fabric, but I couldn’t figure out how to make them work as potholders. They’re all rectangular and basically the same size. There was just something dull about them.
But as I was drawing, out of the corner of my eye I saw the chickadees and that paisley printed fabric square. I found if I changed the shape and put an unlikely pattern with colors that worked next to the birds, suddenly they weren’t so dull anymore.
So I played around with the idea for a little while, then left them on my studio floor to simmer.
I’ll get back to them and Mother Mary tomorrow. Tonight I have Bellydancing and was delighted to find that last week when I left for class, after not driving to class for two weeks, that it was still light out when I left.
The days are getting longer but I don’t think I would have noticed just how much longer without my class to bring it to my attention.
5 thoughts on “Letting Things Simmer”
Hi Maria! I hope your dancing was invigorating and rejuvenating!
I love these birds! My eye went straight to the Red Breasted Grosbeak, one of my favorites since the only time I saw one in my yard years ago. If you do make a potholder of that pair, I would love to buy it! If you go with a quilt I think it would be wonderful as well. I know you will bring them all to life with your special magic!
Hi Debi, It seems many people want these as potholders and since working on them today, I can see that happening. I’ll email you about the Red Brested Gosbeak. It seems to be yours. Thanks for asking.
Once again Fran, the fabric you sent me has been just right! So thank you.:)
I love the bird material. If you have any with cardinals, I would love to have two of them. Stay warm!
I think there is only one Cardinal Barbara.. But I’ll email you. thanks for asking.:)