Thursday, January 21, 2010
My Love/Hate Affair
Here it is! It's overwhelming. It's grabbing at me. It's taken over my studio and I can't control it. My box of scraps is overflowing.
Should I grab a garbage bag and pack it in? Should I shout and wave with joy as the garbage man carries it off?
But then again, I keep finding reasons to dig into its treasures. A bit of green for an appliqued leaf. A bit of yellow for a flower center. A variety of blues for a one color quilt. Some hot reds for a classy bag.
Do I love my scraps or do I hate the fact that I reach back into them instead of cutting my new luscious fabric? Should I keep them, my old friends, around or trash them for new acquaintances?