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WOYWW update...

Sophia spent the night with us last night and other than being a little worn out from her non stop exuberance, which I love, today is when I meet with my girls for our weekly gathering so I'm a little hesitant to start anything in the playroom. 

Which means, my WOYWW update is not real exciting.

Do you ever have a bit of a "let down" after you finish a project? 

Well, I do. 

(Look here and here for the projects completed last week).

It's sometimes hard for me to start the next thing, but I know from experience that when I do...the rest of the process usually just works out. It just flows once I begin...usually.

I used old varnish and it went on funky so this is waiting to be heavily sanded. Wood really isn't my thing. But we WILL get this done.
Which is why I go into my play room EVERY day...no matter what - and do something

Even if it's just cleaning up from the last project...or picking out 'stuff' for the next one. I find myself there for hours once I take the plunge.

I get SO much joy and satisfaction from making art - in my playroom specifically - that it's hard for me to believe...and admit...even to myself...that I ever have a problem beginning a new thing.

I wonder why that is?

So yesterday, before Sophia came, I went through the 16,000+ pictures I still have on my computer and picked out...and labeled...those that I think will make a good Picture Quilt.

I came up with 349 pictures in that category and ended up choosing this one...

It's a picture of my hubby looking for sharks teeth on a barrier island south of the St. Pete area of Florida with our boat, Thanks Mom, in the background.

We LOVED going out in our little boat and miss it terribly so this may be a very nostalgic quilt...but this picture just seems to capture the essence of what those weekly trips were like. And I'm going to love trying to reproduce it...bohemiannie! style.

Thanks for being here!


  1. Wow! again some gorgeous photographs...love the photo of that beach, it looks MUCH warmer than here.

  2. Thank you Ann! Florida, where I took these pictures, is hot for most of the year. And it's always boating weather!!!

  3. Great picture! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  4. Thanks Robin! When I started choosing scraps yesterday...I realized...that once again...I've limited myself to a very - limited - color pallette. Oh well. I love a challenge! Bring it on!

  5. More great pictures. I can't wait to see the quilt.

  6. MANY!!!!! thanks for your comments these past few days!! I am on a roll - and as you say, hot damn;-0

    Love this part of a quote from Marianne Williamson - "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond all measure."

    The roller coaster effect of the creative life is scary sometimes, but the thrills are worth the ride, don'tcha think?

    Can't wait to see the quilt you make from this charming beach photo of your hubby. His posture of intense concentration is so Zen.........

  7. Hi Susan! Thanks so much and you're welcome! Is that Marianne from AQU - my group in Lee County? Yes I do think all the ups and downs just add to the ride. Let's GO for it!!!


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