Monday, 18 October 2010

One Day at a Time

I don't know what's happened lately.  The days seem to be running away from me.

Today is Monday (obviously!) and I have no idea what happened to the weekend.

The nights are beginning to draw in and the days are getting shorter.

This means only one thing.

Lots of stodgy winter food cooked in the crockpot, or alternatively butternut squash which I just love!

Looking at those gorgeous colours reminds me of my previous post - COLOUR.

Talking of colour.

I've been trying to empty the triangles bin.  You know the ones.  Those triangles which seem to appear from nowhere.  The ones you lop off when you join strips of fabric together at right angles, the ones that suddenly appear when your doing foundation piecing (they seem to migrate to the back of the block).  Don't you find they seem to mutliply and before you know it the bin is full!

Well, I've been creating more rioteous COLOUR.

I have no idea how I'm going to use them, but I'm having fun playing, and making more in between doing this.

I think this is going to be one of those quilts that just won't "play".  It doesn't seem to want to speak to me and is quite happy sitting there on the design wall sulking,  I really can't build up any enthusiasum for it at all.

However, it is hiding something which cannot be revealed as it is going to be a big surprise for someone who is very close to me and who I miss a lot.  Thank goodness for the telephone, both the landline and the mobile.

 Talking about having fun.  Have you seen Tonya's glorious riot of  COLOUR?  Isn't it just totally totally .............. (I'm speechless).

Better get back to that sewing machine.


True Blue Nana said...

Love your little triangles. My husband and I are enjoying the fall color too. We have notices the great yellows in the soybean fields in our area. Last year we came on an artist on our walks and she was painting one of the fields. The colors are wonderful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh, I do understand about the night drawing in and the days getting shorter . . . happens every year but it always surprises me with how MUCH I feel the shift.

Yes, color is the best antidote!

belinda said...

Well....ok....I already typed out a comment but it disappeared...???

Your little quilt is sure speaking to ME!! The colors and everything and I just LOVE how your letters turned out!
I also have TONS of those little triangles...slowly but surely I am getting them pressed open so I can use them sometime!!

Finn said...

Hey Clare, sorry so long missing. Love the triangle play! Was just sewing up bunches and bunches of those this a.m. and channeling Anna Williams *VBS*
The design wall quilt parts..hmmmm? Love the letters, the blocks, not so much. I wonder if it is that red and yellow(both being primary colors) fight each other for dominance and leave kind of a question mark feeling when you look at them? But then, what do I know...LOL. Hope you find the resolution and sew onward into those darker days ahead. Hugs, Finn