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Now we get to the part of the programme called, Tell me again. How exactly do you work like that?

(Or, Don’t worry E, I’ve started it now).

Since May I had decided to make Hope, my 5-year-old niece, a quilt, and, although I had started doodling ideas I never really got any further with it.

Well, as E pointed out, it needs to seriously get started if it’s going to get to Hope by Christmas.

How is it that all of a sudden it’s September already?

Man! Surely it was just April?

So, here we are now. A little on from doodling.

But not that much …

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So, this is how my mind works. You’ve only seen the half of it, but it’s like a doodle showdown until I get all doodled out and simply can’t doodle any more.

O.K. so I can always doodle more, but you get my drift.

Then, everything else gets put on hold.

It doesn’t matter what was on the table before, now it’s swept to the floor to make room for the new project. It’s all very exciting, but in the back of my mind I’m a tad annoyed that the floor is a mess – again.

Oh well,

Best to ignore it really.

So,

forget the mess and carry on is all I can say.

This is how you should proceed if you ever encounter the same dilemma.

I taped together 12″ x 12″ newspaper print squares to replicate the grid in my latest quilt doodle.

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Because I really am a hands on visual doer kind of person.

And then I re-sketched my pattern to the larger scale.

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I prefer to use my thicker graphite pencils here.

 

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Of course it’s vital to have a cup of tea before, during, and after you embark on this kind of creative venture.


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And so the drawing grows.

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As I recount the happenings of the day, and the amount of work that lays before me, I wonder.

Will Hope ever receive a quilt at all?

For Christmas, or, at any time?

We will have to see.


Go get yours now …

These were my favourite gifts to give this Christmas.

This was for me.

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Because I needed it.

This was for B.

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This was for N.

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This was for S.

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Because look at it :)

This was for a friend.

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And then I had to buy another – just for me …

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I love them all.

Look for your own – here – at Retro Whale, because I didn’t get one for you.

Sorry.


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