The weather has been more like June but I am still shocked that the first four months of 2015 are past. I am doing better with getting back to living and feel closeness to Mom that I haven't felt for a while.
I made a little tweak in my thinking that seems to have really helped. I decided I wanted a job so I would have to get up every morning and go to work - get up and have something that is first on my priority list. Everything always got done when I worked and now it seems I don't have the motivation that I long for to do my fiber art and keep my house passable. I really don't want a regular job - I just want to have my day focused and planned as to what I have to do.
Then it hit me! My fiber art and quilting is my work. Pretty obvious I know, but it was quite a change for me. Just put it first on my priority of things I must do each day. Well this is the first week I am trying it but so far it seems to be helping. And that feels good!
I have worked on drawing s for a 15 x 15 for each month of the year of 2015. I just want to capture my emotions as the year passes. January was gray - flat - no dimension - no texture - sameness. I have the drawings and this week I did the piecing on this first one. It feels right. February is next and I am anxious to get it pieced from my drawing as well. I am going to try a different process each month to do something I want to do more with. This was the simplest - curved freeform stitching. I did redo the bottom half three times before it seemed to reflect what I wanted.
I have also done some quilting and some preparation for a hexie project I want to try. More on that later.