What happened to the time lapse?
I haven’t posted any updates on my time-lapse/Hollyhock art quilt lately. The concept of a “time lapse” art quilt, was following progress at regular intervals. It’s been a busy month and I haven’t spent much time working on it.
Recently, after a week of daily proclamations made on my blog, that I was going to finish this quilt that very day! Yet with my continued dillying dallying,I embarrassed myself enough to get working on it in earnest.
All my self pressuring has paid off! I can announce with relief, I have finally finished it.
An unrelated but hopefully amusing side point,
A small unrelated side point, I reread this post for editing and noticed that I’ve developed a sloppy writing habit. My use of exclamation marks, is on the excessive side. I’m easily excited and it’s hard to express excitement without exclamation marks, it’s addictive. It is similar to the over use of air quotation marks, made with your fingers while saying, something like, “She “thinks” she’s so smart”. Another bad habit, less common, is winking constantly. In the past, I had a problem with this.
My favorite aunt was a winker. She used it with enough restraint that it was fun, as if she was sharing a private joke with you. To an awkward 12 year old,my fun, outgoing aunt made me feel special I wanted to be fun and outgoing just like her, when I grew up.
Years later out of the blue I winked at some one, just as my aunt might have done.I began to wink more,but as I found,it can get out of control. I started winking so much that it became involuntary.It popped up at the most inappropriate times. No one wants a wink after the death of a loved one,[“How are you doing?- wink” or “You have my condolences-wink”. The receiver of the wink must have questioned my sanity or wondered if I had an eye tick.! That said, I’ll try to restrain my explanation marks, just as I have promised to be briefer, sure I will..[wink wink].
My excitement is overflowing!! Having this off my mental “to do list”,which plagues me until I finish whatever I start is great.I love this quilt, it’s the pressure caused by the pressure to complete it that I didn’t enjoy.
Winking and exclamation points aside, here is my finished fiber art quilt.
“ Holly hocks? Must Be Summer“.