Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The snow was falling heavily outside...



The snow was falling heavily outside. I sat before a blank page for close to ten hours. I refused to get up; instead attempted with great pains to coerce stubborn thoughts from my noodle. Useless it seemed until the 11th hour and then all I'd seen and felt and heard, arrived, and was transcribed effortlessly like the tune of chirping birds.

Greg Evans
American Writer 1978-
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Wow! Now that is commitment! I guess if you have writers block, it might work. Wouldn't it be funny if someone had Quilters Block.... just sitting at their machine for ten hours then to have the masterpiece just flow from them effortlessly. I wonder if that's what Diane Gaudynski does. She sits at her long arm machine for ten hours, then channels the spirits of quilty brilliance. Somehow, I think not!

As for me, I have the opposite problem of Quilters Block. It's a condition that you may be well aware of: Quilters ADD! Yes, that brain of mine is over-flowing with ideas and projects.

By the way, the photograph is from my front yard, but clear back at Christmas time. Our current cold spell hasn't brought weather quite that severe.

Cheers,





Dionne


PS - I tried to Google Greg Evans, Author but had no luck. Then I tried Amazon.com and as near as I can tell, Greg Evans is a Cartoonist who does a character called Luann.

6 comments:

audreypawdrey said...

That is a wonderful quote! I also suffer from quilters ADD. I have too many projects running through my head and the hard part is which to start first! I hope it warms up for you soon-76 degrees here today after 15 inches of snow Friday-Saturday!

Clare W said...

I have the same problem and I really find it so ard to sleep most nights because of all the colours, images and plans in my head. It's both lovely and very annoying at the same time!

YankeeQuilter said...

Try and I might I just can't focus on just one quilt until it is finished...

whoopdedoo_5 said...

I suffer too! lol :) i stick to smaller quilt projects just to get them done! :)

Kathie said...

whats even more amazing Diane quilts on a Bernina sewing machine not a long arm!!!!!

trashalou said...

Wow! That is a lot of hours at the machine!

Greg Evans is the name of an Australian television presenter from the 1980s if that helps ;-)