The hour lost to Daylight Savings Time is really haunting me. I love the fact that it’s lighter longer, but the change always seems overwhelmingly difficult to adjust to. (Did you know that there are more heart attacks in the week following a time change? Strange, but true. More accidents and injuries as well. Just Google it and see what I mean.)I’m still working on finishing some deadline projects. And expecting a few more to come my way. I haven’t had as much time to do the “just for fun” sewing I was hoping to in March. But that’s life. And I’m happy to be doing them, nonetheless. The “just for fun” stuff will happen eventually. In the meantime, I’d like to share a couple links for you to check out. This rag wreath is for St. Patrick’s Day with it’s glitter shamrocks, but you could substitute other floral picks for a Spring theme and keep it up for a few months. Or change up the fabrics for any occasion you wish. You can find my instructions for this at Free Spirit’s blog. (These fabrics are from Jenean Morrison‘s two most recent collections for Free Spirit.)
For a bit of color from Guatemala, check out Linda’s post over at Dragon Threads. Her recent trip to Guatemala was filled with textiles and gorgeous color. My imagination has spent hours and hours and hours in Guatemala. I’ve read stacks of books about the place and its history. These photos just confirm what I already “knew” about the vibrancy of the Mayan culture and its art.
(If you’re wondering why my fascination with Guatemala…here’s a lesser known fact about me: I wrote a first draft of a thriller/adventure novel set in Guatemala. My second Nanowrimo experience. The draft, quite literally, went up in smoke. Which is a long story in itself. Yes, there’s a storyteller hidden inside this seamstress/sewist/quilter/designer. But you might have guessed that already.)