Thursday, January 5, 2012

From Warbler to a therapeutic project about Anger Management


It is a week of me CELEBRATING the book, Whip Up Mini Quilts. The Warbler (above) by Sarah Steedman is the inspiration for my quilt, Anger Management: Em Style. (below) It is amazing how much fun I can have and progress I can make when I have 2 days off from going in to the office. Can you relate?....

Do you see the subtle buttes in the Warbler quilt?..... Living in land of sandstone and towering rock, I fell in love with this piece immediately and wondered what would become of it when I delved into my scrap bags....


The story behind this piece.......As some of you know, work has been very challenging past 6 months, loss of my dearest pup and I also ride a roller coaster of emotions in the winter months....put them together and I look for ways to calm my soul and find peace in meditation. My hikes with Porsche in the early morning hours of the day or late at night have become a balm and I have rediscovered the beauty of dark starry skies.

Tuesday morning, early early, Porsche and I headed behind the hourse for our hike. Looking over the landscape of my neighborhood, a sunrise began to illuminate the buttes and a flood of gratitude washed over me.

I did not have intention in adding the cowgirls, but oh how I LOVE novelty fabrics and putting a twist in my small ditties. And then text fabric was shouting my name and before I knew it.....A quilt with so many metaphors ready for Roxy! and a little fun with Victoria at Bumblebeans on Facebook!!!!

Keeping with this year's resolution, CELEBRATING GIRLFRIEND TIME!

Love, Em

PS....here is my current WIP started this morning.....From cheeky novelty to Klint's inspired, Tree of Life. Do you like the forming idea?


Where would be if quilting had not been gifted to us?!!!!!

5 comments:

Vesuviusmama said...

Do I like your forming idea? Girl, I like ALL of your ideas!!! And your anger management piece reminds me of a show that I am watching on Netflix called McLeod's Daughters. Have you ever seen it? I don't watch TV very often, but when I do, I pick a show and watch the episodes in order because I get so attached to the characters. McLeod's Daughters is about a pair of sisters who run their fathers ranch in Southern Australia after he dies. They have an all female staff on the ranch, and I love it! Those girls can do anything, from tote a gun to fix a truck to castrate a sheep to clean up nice and turn the boys' heads.

♥Duff said...

ooh, yes, I like the forming idea! I see fluid creatures who are riding with the current instead of against it. They are trusting in a higher plan that seems to be leading them into new lands swirling with possibilities; they are riding the celestial waves, allowing the turns to gently rock them home.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Girl you have a way of putting things together...I am always so tickled to see what you come up with. Come and kick me in the butt too...winter is the same for me.

Smiles,
Kelly

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL Ur so great!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

hehe... Yep, you are a clever one, yes you are!