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I have no pretty pictures of my own to show you because I have been working on my 12 X 12 Shelter challenge. So, I will show you daughter, Lisa’s, latest venture. She did a couple of collages in  her inimitable style which Pottery Barn Teen, silk-screened on canvas and have for sale on their website. Click to see larger images.

I have been doing the machine quilting on my shelter challenge. I am really not enjoying this piece. It is sort of a landscape type of work which I used to do, but now I find it tedious to do the fussy quilting. I  had another idea, really simple, which I didn’t do, because  — it was really simple. I think I may still try to whip it up as a back-up.

Do  you know what time it is? It is time to clean up and reorganize my messy studio. I  just can’t seem to keep a neat organized work area for long. I know that it is impeding on my ability to create. I am planning to do a completely new arrangement of my work environment. I also plan to get rid of my old traditional quilting books. I haven’t decided how to do this, but I will post a notice here.

8 Responses to “Frustration”

  1. Liz Berg says:

    Lisa’s work is way cool! She is really hot! Good for her! and enjoy that maternal pride!

  2. karoda says:

    hey now! that is just so wonderful for Lisa!
    my clutter is fairly controlled at my workshop…but i’m not good at arranging tbe space and keep trying to come up with an improved arrangement and placement of my sewing machine and cutting table and fabric storage. good luck with your decluttering.

  3. Judy says:

    Go Lisa!!! What phenomenal collages! Your kids are just too much Gerrie!

    I am reading a decluttering book (the first of two!) and will begin to do a deep clean shortly……..well, er, maybe just after the holidays??? LOL


  4. Deborah says:

    There is nothing wrong with simple. Make what YOU want.

  5. kathy says:

    Lisa’s work is wonderful! I hope she is doing well with licensing it. I was wondering about that 12 x 12 landscape…it didn’t seem to fit at all with the type of work you have been doing lately. Unfortunately, losing interest, I guess, is part of this process and means it must be time to move on. Some of the pieces I have made in the past..I would never make anything like them again…but at the time…

  6. Judy Z says:

    I have heard of people donating quilting books to their local library or you could save some for your younger sister, who is a traditional quilter and will someday retire!

  7. Kristin L says:

    My Pottery Barn catalogs haven’t caught up with me yet — so I hadn’t seen this. That is sooooo cool. Lisa is really getting her work out there in wonderful ways.

  8. judy liebo says:

    Regarding your old quilting books that you want to discard…metropolitan patchwork society is always looking for gifts to give as raffles at their monthly meetings. The money is used for local projects and national speakers. I’m sure they’d love them since many are traditional quilters.