Sunday, September 28, 2008

Junk "Wad"

About a month ago I received a manila envelope in the mail.
I just love the mail now that I blog. Junk mail and bills are now interspersed with gifts, swaps and cool is that!

I open it up to find a typed instruction sheet that was drawn upon, stamped on, machine stitched, and pinking sheer cut. Included was a hand full of Pink Artist squares.

I laid out the 2 x 2's that were so lovingly created by the artists, admiring each one. Also included was a "wad" of fabrics and beads. As I plucked through the fabric bits and pieces I found myself chuckling out loud. It suddenly occurred to me that I was softly touching each piece as if it were gold and I too have a "wad" of fabric on my studio floor that I have yet to sweep up and carry out to the trash!

Yep,it is true...
One persons junk "wad"
is another persons treasure "wad".

I have felt creatively starved over the last week so I began to lay out my 10 x 10 quilt square that will make it's way back to Monica, Girl Gone Thread Wild, created into a wall art quilt, sent into Quilt Art Studio a new magazine from Stampington & Companies and auctioned off for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Whew, I think that was a run on sentence. Sue, Dixie, my teacher friends, is it?

I've titled my piece, "Take Flight".

You'll see why when it's finished up. By the way it isn't even due until Dec.1! And yes, I have begun. Why? It's called creative avoidance because I have more yucky cushions to sew!

There are only 16 days left to place a donation for

"Love Squared" The Pink Artist Project.

See more pictures here and details on how to donate.

Remember Cancer has no boundaries.


Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

I have had my envelope ready and waiting for me behind glass doors. I see it daily. My fabric side is chomping at the bit to spill out its contents again and release the muse. Soon!
Ah yes, the junk "wad"....I know it well!

Kai said...

YOU ROCK! I know your quilt will be awesome! (By the way, I ALSO love your blog banner. Waaaaay cool!)

Deirdra Doan said...

Oh your so sweet! Thank you for joining with me in the Dream for the Christmas Song.....and your dream thruogh your quilt square is so beautiful too....

Funky Art Queen said...

Isn't Monica just the greatest? I also love getting all these goodies in the mail. It makes all the other bills and junk much more tolerable!

Marilyn said...

The gorgeous art squares you received are going to shine even more surrounded by your creative genius! What a wonderful project!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I know it will be beautiful. Hugs***Renea

KarenHarveyCox said...

I can't wait to see what you create. It will be gorgeous I am sure. Another beautiful project. Karen

Pat Winter said...

Yes! You do have one of my inchies among your creative stash from Monica. I too received my package and hid it safely away until I knew I could concentrate on just that. Tonight I finish my CQ classes, and after a few commission items, I am ready to create! Hopefully in two weeks it will be on it's way back to Mon.