One more 'share' of how my days have gone! And please, don't feel sorry for me...I've always been a walking calamity of mishaps!
I took some time to prep the yard of it's winter funk. Flower beds weeded, bushed planted, bark mulch freshly laid. Oh, bark dust you say?! Sunday my husband and I went to the Home Depot. Love me some Home Depot! We bought 16 bags of mulch (twice actually). In an effort to help and stay out of the way, I leaned over the seat with the headrest in my boob area...pulling on the bags to make a nice stack. At some point, my hand pulled, slipped and I crashed full force into the headrest. Resulting in a scream of pain. It appears I may have cracked a rib! So there you have it. Accident prone. Anyone who has possibly cracked a rib knows the pain involved. A sharp pain every time you breathe. It ain't pretty! I've been taking it easy, but it's so hard to do. Even the simple movement of using a rotary cutter is painful!
Now I sound like a whiner and I'm a bit embarrassed about this mess I'm in! I didn't have to 'fess up', but who doesn't like a good story?! I'm a big suck it up and deal, don't complain...who needs a doctor kinda girl...I did just that by finishing two loads of bark mulch and not complaining or telling on myself until that night!
After a couple days, it was time to get over it and Improv! I was asked if I could make a wall hanging using a certain variety of colors. Sure I can...with a general guide these are the colors that will be used. These and any thing remotely close. The plan is to have red as the standout color. The grey will become the background letting the red shine!
As of this afternoon, I have this much done. Not a lot, but it's a start. I always forget how much I love Improv. With a break now and again, it feels like coming home when I get to start something like this!
Occasionally it takes something akin to 'ripping the band-aid off' to get started with improv. I need to cut, slice, stitch and press ...just to get started. After that there is no holding back!
In the end this wall hanging will be 35" x 40". Still a lot to go, but I've started and that's half the battle!
Honestly, I wasn't sure how these colors would work together. It wasn't until I pieced a few blocks that I realized they do and they will!
My carnage! It isn't bad, and I love having a mess like this. It makes it so much easier to create for me.
These pieces are the left over pieces from round one. I'll pick it up again tomorrow and hopefully make more progress.
My little thread catcher pixie basket isn't the best size for improv scraps! I don't know about you, but when I see something like this...I know I've been busy!