Monday, September 10, 2012
spent the afternoon lazy....too much to do + no sleep for 3 days =overwhelmed. So i got a few things to the post office, picked up Diva at Camp Grandma's, and did some easy, gentle cool things that i wanted to do. tonight, i will definitely be taking a sleeping pill. Not something i like to do, but it is needed. i know myself, and will begin to devolve in ugly and irrevocable ways if i don't get some sleep. and it's past the point of being tired, so time to call in professional strength help. i spent a few hours this afternoon cozy comfy in my new papasan chair in the official Cozy Corner, with my "homework" for a new vessel assemblage, and the Most Amazing Quilt Evah. I have a friend, Gail, who is a quilting rock star. we met at a quilt shop, waaay back when, and i admired her color sense (all colors go with all colors) and her design ability (a-mazing). But most of all, I admire her ability to finish things. we signed up for a class that I had no business taking. it was medium density difficult, but it had so so many things to sew together. sooo many. and of course, midway through the day, i just abandoned my project and wandered around, depriving everyone else of their concentration, and generally running errands. a little bit after the class, i knew i would never finish this quilt, but the fabric was awesome and expensive, so i gave it to Gail. fast forward to 2008 (i told you it was a while ago!) and it's my birthday. and Gail hands me this big gi-normous box. i unwrap a quilt that Gail made me out of the unfinished project (she finished it even better than the original!) which she name "Full Circle." I was blown away. blown away. people never make art for artists, it seems. but we like art. and i love this quilt for everything that it is, and all that it represents. when i look at it, i hear Gail laughing (usually at me!) and think about her incredibly decorated house that just oozes her personality. so, i think everyone should have a Gail in their life, and you should appreciate them with everything you have in you, because they are thoughtful, clear-hearted, and kind.
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