I had one of those days yesterday. Not a bad day necessarily, but a day that probably happens to all of us.
I spent a good part of the day working on a project that, for most of the time, I was excited to show you all. I'm newly back to posting here, so regularity is very important as is planning. I find that knowing what, at least generally, I'm going to blog about helps to make it happen.
Anyway, long story short, once finished, I didn't really like what I had made. See, it happens to everyone, even folks who do this professionally and for a living. At that point I had a bit of a dilemma: what would I talk about?
Here too I have some basic parameters. I post about sewing, dyeing, quilting, and such. Periodically I write about inspirations that guide my work and, every once in a rare while, I chat about my life. Primarily though I blog about making stuff. That was my quandary: I didn't think I had any newly made stuff to talk about...until I started going through my images and discovered this:
Regardless, I'm happy to be posting about this quilt for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it solved the issue of what I would write about and, even more essential, what images would illustrate that post. Secondly, and this is the cherry on top, I have the beginnings of at least two other quilts in this same vein and the ability to make more of these blocks. Seeing this one here on my blog inspires me to finish those up and explore this pattern in terms of dyeing and maybe even as repeat blocks in a larger quilt. It makes me look at it all with fresh eyes. And, I probably wouldn't have done that without yesterday's "failure". So, I guess, it does all work out, doesn't it?