Thursday, April 1, 2010

Failure and Success

I'm simultaneously feeling like I'm failing and succeeding - rather an odd combination. On the one hand regular blogging just seems to be completely beyond me at the moment, or maybe it always has been looking at the frequency I've added to this over time. The reason I do keep going is that I rather like having the record of what I've been making. It's a really easy way of keeping track of it all, especially as much of my output seems to leave my house relatively rapidly on completion. It's also nice hearing from those few people who do look in on the blog - so I figure that I'll keep at it, even if it is sporadic and rather 'failure feeling' inducing.

On the upside I have another completed quilt to show off, which definitely makes me feel successful. Tomorrow I'll be jumping on a plane to head for Brisbane for an Easter with far flung family members and this quilt is a birthday gift made especially for the gathering.Late last night I finished off hand stitching down the binding and now have only the label to go - nothing like cutting it fine! I'm very pleased with the mix of Dutch and Japanese fabrics. I think they work well together and I hope will please the unknowing recipient. I've held onto the Dutch fabrics with this person in mind for almost 15 years, so its certainly been a long time coming!
There's really nothing like a binding to make you feel a success.

Have a marvellous Easter - I'm hoping to pay a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition of hats that has just opened at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Who knows what I'll come back inspired to make next! Rest assured, I'll keep you informed, in due course....

3 comments:

Jacky said...

Enjoy your visit to Australia Philippa...I wish I lived near Brisbane so that maybe we could have caught up for a coffee and a chat!
Absolutely LOVE this quilt...What a lucky, lucky recipient.
You are a success my friend, the quilts you have produced since I've been visiting your blog (and all for friends). Love your fabrics, love your posts, love your blog... dont stop blogging, I love to pop over for a visit.

Happy Easter!

Jacky xox

Lisa said...

Hi Philippa, I miss your blog posts because I enjoy seeing your work. Try not to feel like you have to finish another quilt to post - Google "the process pledge" and see what you think about that. Hope to see you back here sometime.

From another eratic blogger.

iNdi@na said...

hey thanks for swinging by and saying nice things - it was fun to see what Susan made of the cloth...