It's happened again, IMPULSE. Years ago in my efforts to control impulse I'd lose sleep, become anxious and become the biggest grouch you could meet. Medicating myself or letting the doctors put me on some toxic cocktail of mood altering drugs could be options, but it's easier to except who I am and love me.
I love me! And not to be arrogant but you do too, just a little or you wouldn't be here!...LOL The truth be told, I love you too....awe....big group quilty hugs!
As the old saying goes, "The cheese has slid off the cracker". In laymen terms that means... I'm crazy.
Anyway.... a quick trip to the mailbox yesterday inspired this.
Long story short, in Podunk it was a picture perfect Autumn day. The kind of day that makes you stop and breathe in the country air, thanking the powers that be for such beauty. Maybe "the powers that be" sent inspiration my way as a thank you for the thank you. Whoa! Now that's deep! We'll skip my sermon on how the world works and continue with quilt story. Returning to my Studio with Autumn infused senses... and it hit me. Blue and orange! What a great color combo for Autumn. Autumn quilts can be bright, right? That's what we love about autumn, the colors. The color inspiration... I was wearing this shirt. It's a country girl thang....flannel.
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho ....off to EQ I go. (feel free to whistle the rest of the tune) Whipping up this in a matter of minutes. It left me feeling Blah... so.. Applique!
Adding the little pumpkin seeds to the center was a nice Autumn touch. But still it needed more.
The ideas started flowing...
....this isn't complete. In my minds eye I see leaves scattered about, vines and pumpkin blossoms twirling up the rake handle. The over achiever voice that dwells deep within wants to make the vine continue around the quilt as a border, I told that voice to HUSH!
Well there you have it
A day in the mind of a cheese-less cracker!
~ Lea Anne ~
today's freebie from Amy Smart@DiaryofaQuilter
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