Here is my September Take It Further piece:
Sharon gave us the topic LISTS for this month. She had several things to say about lists, but I particularly liked this statement:
"There is a something in a list that makes us feel secure. They almost substitute for a plan as the present a direction to work in and we feel we know where we are going with something."
As I thought about how I use lists - and believe me, I USE lists!! - one line of thinking led me to ask Why? I mean, some types of lists are pretty obvious and universally utilized. Grocery lists, Christmas card lists, that sort of thing. But someone like me . . . well, let's just say I go way beyond those! So, Sharon's remark about security sounds like it is getting close.
I won't bore you with the rest of the thinking process. Sarge claims there isn't one anyway, but we ignore those kind of remarks! What I decided is that my lists are an attempt to bring Order to the Chaos of my life.
I started by stitching down some torn fabric pieces to a background and free motion stitched using several different threads. Here is what the back looks like. Now THERE is a picture of Chaos!
Then I scanned my list and printed it onto fabric and stitched it to Chaos as if it were emerging from the whirlwind. I had a great time with my new Bernina Stitch Regulator! Uh, kinda went nuts, you know?
Well, there it is. Not too late, either! Of course, I am still working on the August TIF and now I need to start on October's. Work, work, work. It's just never done! ;-)