Yesterday I completed a piece for an upcoming show. It's a quilted applique wall piece with looping as a surface embellishment. In addition to several pieces that require some finish work, I have two pieces for this show that are barely started. I have the designs sketched and the fabrics painted, and today will start stitching the first.
I have great respect and admiration for the skill and artistry of people who do use sewing machines. But I can't think that fast. And since most of the work is done in my head, it's easier to get too far ahead of my thoughts with a machine than with a needle and thread.
While stitching the piece I finished yesterday, I began to see some relationships beyond the ones I intended among the pieces for this show. I can't wait to see what develops today.