I don't know what it is but I have a really hard time making up my mind.
I recently had to get a handbag. Okay, I didn't HAVE to get it but I didn't have one that was perfect for a specific occasion. So I "needed" a new bag, okay?
Should I get the red one? I love red. Red is always good. But white is so much more versatile. And practical. But it gets dirty so easily. Black? Black is good. Black is classic. Forgive me but black is boring. Tan? See Black. Yellow? Very trendy... but that's a double-edge sword. Pink! I love pink! Also in today, out tomorrow.
I have a really hard time making up my mind. (I finally got the red one.)
The point of all this is that I also like different things -- red for this, black for that, blue for something else. The same goes for quilts and fabric styles. Some days I feel like sewing something reproduction-y and Jo-ish. Other days I want to bask in the soft light and loveliness of a Fig Tree.
Even with working with so many different styles of fabrics, I was a little surprised when several people told me that Fresh Palette didn't look like me at all.
I had to laugh because the "next one" was already finished at the time and if Fresh Palette wasn't "me", then the next one was going to be an even bigger surprise.
Have you ever heard of the Nine Dots puzzle?
To solve the puzzle, you must connect all nine dots using no more than four straight lines. The lines must be drawn continuously -- they must connect and you cannot lift your pencil/pen while drawing the lines.
To solve the puzzle, you have to think "outside the box". Put another way -- The puzzle only seems difficult because we imagine a boundary around the edge of the dot array. The heart of the matter is the unspecified barrier which is typically perceived. (That's what it says on Wikipedia.) (There is another good solution to the puzzle here.)
All this brings me to this...
I also have two other quilts planned and I keep looking at the stacks and thinking how good it would look in all six of the new Schnibble patterns -- coming the end of July.
It goes without saying that I will have some to share soon... if this is your sort of thing, of course. :)
I'm told this will be coming in August. When its hot. Or hotter.
By the way... on a little side note. I received a very nice e-mail the other day from someone wanting to send a care package in my direction. Dove Peanut Butter chocolates for my Mom, yogurt-covered biscuits for Rosie and a magazine with Johnny Depp on the cover for me. But then she realized that with the heat here, the care package would arrive as a melted, gooey, messy box. Like I would mind! Johnny Depp covered in melted chocolate? Calories... schmalories!
On that note, I'll say goodbye for now.