Saturday, October 29, 2011

Still a Night Owl

I have always been a natural night owl. I love to stay up late and putz around. That's when I get my second wind and my energy for doing "stuff."

Now I'm in this new job where I am discovering that I love to work the early shifts. Friday, for example, I worked 7:30-10:00 AM. A nice little stint at work, a little cash in the pocket, and I still had almost the whole day to myself. I'm still a night owl when I get to be. If I don't work the next day, I stay up late and have fun. When I have the early work shifts coming up, then I'm careful to rearrange my habits so I get a decent night's sleep. This retired life is really slick. I'm loving it!

Now that the boutique is done, I am back to sewing what I want, when I want. This small quilt (about 8" x 10") is my attempt at being modern. Or something. My quilt guild has a show every February. This year they are doing something different and asking us all to make small quilts. I had one similar to this, made of all solids sewn together randomly.. a couple months ago I decided impulsively to quilt it. After a few minutes of meandering all over it, I discovered that I had ruined the quilt. The modern-ish style did NOT look nice with traditional meandering quilting all over it. Yuck.

So when I found this smaller piece of random solids, I decided to quilt it a modern way. I like this better. For pizzazz I added the flower corsage that was given to me the year I was Featured Quilter at our quilt show. I like this look much better, and for formality, it even has a title: Solid Style. Does giving it a name make it seem a little artsy?


JeannetteLS said...

Of COURSE giving it a name is the thing... said the writer. I love the look and the bold colors.

I worked out of my home as a writer for colleges and a couple of other concerns for about fifteen years. what I really loved was getting something from Stanford University at about 3:00pm their time, and I'd do it overnight in that beautiful quiet, and file it at about 10:00 a.m. eastern time. They always felt I was the "writer elf." They file it with me, and there it is in the morning.

I loved working in my PJs, whenever I wanted through the day.


Anonymous said...

I like that you named your piece. I'm glad you're liking your schedule.

Pattilou said...

Love that little modern piece! Your schedule couldn't be better. Always nice to have a little extra in the pocket. I did some sewing for someone and it was nice. Sadly that project is finished and my wallet is once more flat!