Tuesday, April 16, 2013

from there to here

this picture... 
morning glories hidden in the zucchini
was NOT taken today... 
a looong time ago i won a giveaway at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure... 
Kim sent me lottsa goodies...
 including a packet of morning glory seeds - which i planted that spring... 
 promptly forgot... 
and was surprised by that blue blossom UNDER the squash plants... 

which was a waaaay cooler surprise than waking up this morning to this...
14 inches of snow between 5pm yesterday and 6am this morning

yeah... 
it was already starting to melt by the time i shoveled... 
thawed my fingers... 
and took the camera back outside... 

anywho... 

i have found myself pondering the seasons of Life In General...

 and of Things In Particular...

and how we move from there to here and back again...

last week i was worrying about how to get from the little leaves to the big leaves...
what was i thinking when i came up with 5 inch leaves and 7 inch leaves?!? how could i not know that it was gonna give me fits?!?

and found myself totally flummoxed... 
i needed to move from a 25" x 35" rectangle to a 35" x 42" rectangle without abandoning all hope of symmetry cuz we all know that dianne is diametrically opposed to asymmetry ... 

after two days and three nights of thinking and nightmaring i told Auntia that i was gonna give up...

 she made a profound suggestion...

why don't you draw it out?

draw what out?!?

the different parts ... draw it all out

and what good is THAT gonna do?!?

then you will see what you need to do...

mutter ... mutter ... mutter

so i took a big piece of graph paper... 
assigned one inch to each square... 
and guess what?!? 
i could see what i needed to do...
oh!!! i SEE!!!
Auntia was right... 
but don't tell her that i said that cuz there would be no living with her...

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Auntia was right, that is a great design! By gosh that's a lot of snow, don't slip and fall whatever you do......

Thelma said...

OK, guess I'll quit whining about the rain we've gotten the last 3 day since it didn't require any shoveling. But I could use some sun just the same.

Auntia may have been right, but you still came up with the plan, you two make the best team!

Love what you put together, very clever, very petty, very one of a kind.

Thimbleanna said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? Kids! It looks great though -- sometimes the answers are in the simplest solutions!

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmmm. Blogger is giving me fits this morning -- I can't tell if my comment made it or not. (And I can't even remember what I said now LOL.) So, I'll try again -- if there are two comments, throw one away. ;-D

Your quilt is looking wonderful. It looks like Auntia had the solution -- sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees!

Annemiek said...

Old school drawing works every time when you're stuck! But ofcourse I won't tell Auntia:)
Sorry to see that you're still burried in snow. Spring finally arrived here, but later this week it'll be temps below zero again at night. Today we have 20 degrees C and the sun's out! Better enjoy it while it lasts!!!Hopefully warmer weather will come your way sóón..

MamaT said...

I love it! And I hate it when kids are right!

Gretchen said...

I can't believe all your snow!!! Hope it disappears and helps out the drought quickly. The setting is pure genius; both on your and Auntia's part. This is going to be a beautimous quilt!

Kim said...

That looks great! It's going to be one stunning quilt, that's for sure! Do you have a name for it?

It looks like you're a little anxious for the growing season too--love the yellow zucchini blossoms with the blue morning glory. I'm thinking about going to the farmer's market in the morning. Then again, I'm thinking about sleeping in. We'll see which idea wins.

Isabelle said...

Goodness, that's proper snow. Brr. Hope it's gone.

Shannon LaCount said...

Stunning! I am in LOVE with the black squares. Excellent!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh, the black used to bring them together made it absolutely breath taking. A truly amazing piece. As for your snow...we are supposed to get ours tonight...*grumble*.