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takin’ it slow

Two lists for you today.

First, in defense of an upholstered chair as design board:

  • it’s there
  • it is soft — meaning: “will take a pin readily”
  • it is tattered — meaning:  I don’t have to worry about ruining furniture here, and most importantly
  • at about 12 feet from the couch,  it provides a view of the work while I am relaxing doing something else.

Second list enumerates a few insights that have allowed me to finally enjoy this project:

  • I can take my time
  • I can revise in a whole host of ways — by unpicking seams and replacing poorly-fitting fabrics, by abandoning whole chunks of pieced sections, and by appliqueing onto pieced sections
  • I don’t have to know how it’ll all come together at this point, and
  • I can trust that I’ll figure out HOW to connect it all up when the time comes.

In the meantime, I continue to make three to four side-designs with rejected sections, which also provides relief when the going gets tough.