Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Creativity out of Chaos

The computer guy came at noon today. He played around with my machine and then went on the internet to find the download for my printer. Apparently my printer had not been downloaded correctly by the store. Then he played around with my camera. He had to go to the internet for that too. It seems that my beautiful camera is 'old'. What's up with that? At least the fact that my computer wasn't working had nothing to do with my computer skills.

When the computer guy left I tried to blog about my predicament. I couldn't get blogger to work. And even though my computer's problems had nothing to do with my skills, I was feeling very computer illiterate by that time. I felt tired and fed up. My bed looked very inviting. I could have slept all day. Then my sister phoned me. She convinced me to leave the computer for awhile and try my sewing machine.
So I didn't go back to bed. I went to my sewing machine instead.
It seemed to work okay. It was greasy and dripping oil, but I wiped it clean and started putting some little scraps together - my favourite past time. And I came up with this little journal quilt. It measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches. It represents the chaos in my life over the past couple of weeks. But out of chaos comes creativity. And I found it. I also found this catnip plant. It's just starting to grow. Spring is taking a long time to get here. But this little plant will grow and grow as the weather gets warmer. Mimi will be happy!

7 comments:

wackywoman said...

At least the day wasn't lost. Look at that darling journal quilt. Computer problems can really be a trial.

Exuberant Color said...

I like your journal quilt!

I had the CD that came with my camera and luckily everything loaded and worked on my new comptuter. It is so frustrating when the new ones don't work with equipment you have.

Barb said...

Computers can be such a frustration...glad you went and relieved some tension in the sewing room....love it!

Opal said...

your journal quilt is gorgeous! i find that i do my best artwork when i need a bit of calm to escape whatever chaos is invading my life. it looks like you might be the same way too! :D

Saskia said...

O, I understand your frustration about the digital world not working with you. good that you got creative instead of going to bed. Good medicine to stitch a little quilt! Love it!
And Spring will be here soon!!!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your creative chaos!

hakucho said...

Sorry for all your computer woes. One good thing about changing directions in the midst of chaos is that you ended up with a very creative little quilt...I love it :)