What to do, what to do…

What do you do when you’ve had to cancel your haircut with Tom and your next appointment isn’t until April 1–oh fool, I.  Hope for a cancellation or turn your mop into a DIY project?  And what do you do when you can’t find that miniature origami book — or any of the origami you did last summer?  You put on your tiara, plug in your Zen Serenity CD and start purging files to make room for the stuff you really use, you really need and want, and get rid of patterns etc. that you will never make.  There is only so much time in one day, even for an insomniac, and only so many years left for someone closer to 70 than 65.  Does this make me old or just:


My sister Molly made that for me!

I thought I was truly doomed when my entired post disappeared–thank you wordpress for auto-saving.  So, as of now, I have freed up 5-inches in one file drawer and of course filled it back up with cardstock, origami instructions and origami paper.  So why does my studio still look like a disaster area?  That’s just the way it is today.  This is my shocked face:


You too can make spontaneous art–just let your paint dots dry and carefully scrape them up with a metal spatula .

Yesterday I adhered my cover to the top of my mailing box with Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish and weighted it down overnight.  I could free up about 10-inches on my bookshelf but my dictionary, Roget’s and writer’s usage tomes are great for weighing things down.


So that’s it for the day.  Hope it’s been a good one for you.  If not, there’s always tomorrow.  Remember to set your clocks ahead or you’ll be getting up too early–or will it be too late?

About bycandyp.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com and here (previously icandyet.com) but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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