"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Are You Tired of Looking at This Yet?

I hope not, because I'm not tired of making it yet, and even if I were, I've got a long way to go!

I started out all gung-ho, thinking how great it would be if I could do a set of 8 placemats, matching napkins, and a table runner. Deep down, I knew that wasn't going to happen, but I had my fantasies. My current, much more realistic, goal is to make 4 placemats. I should be able to do that by the end of April. And if I feel like keeping going, I can always add more stuff as anniversary presents or something. Or not.

Fortunately, my cousin has no idea I'm doing this. So instead of being disappointed that I can't do all of my ideas, she can be thrilled that I did this at all.

He always starts out sleeping curled in a ball and ends up like this.


  1. No, definitely not tired of looking at it. Your cat photos are adorable!

  2. NO, definitely not tired of seeing the glass mat yet!!! That's how my jacket started as a glass mat and then it was going to be a placemat then a trolley cloth and finally after two years it became a sleeveless jacket!!! Small steps. I think the colours are wonderful too.

  3. You are far braver than I. LOL! I'd settle on a runner.

  4. Your work is beautiful!
    And your cat,...well he looks like a hoot!

  5. Nope... I'm not tired of looking at it! I love the colors, and I love seeing the progress you're making.

  6. NO! I love what you are doing here!
    Very inspiring.
    Fox : )

  7. I am definitely not tired of looking at it, I think your work is beautiful! I can't wait to see how it turns out, and I too love the color combination. Love seeing the updates, slow and steady wins the race, if you have the patience to keep up the pace :D (cheesy but true, lol)


  8. Definately not tired of seeing the mat and your cat is adorable!