I can't put it off any longer. This is one of those cases where thinking about it and worrying about it is just a pointless exercise.
What I am referring to is the first square of the Monthly Reflections Rug. Its been almost a month, I think. I have the concept - I bought the wool - I planned (sort of) the square - I drew the the grids - and for weeks I have just been staring at the blank space.
Its so much pressure. Will this square relate to the others?? Will I be able to express the other 11 months with the color choices I have made?? What will next month's theme be?? Will I smother under this giant piece of burlap?? So many un-answered questions.
JUST DO IT!!! So I did. Yee haw!!!! Today I started hooking it. It felt like a giant relief. It seemed like a simple little task last month - 12 squares - 12 inches x 12 inches. Seriously - a 12 inch square seems really big to me right now! But the truth is - you just have to push away the fear and start with a few pieces of wool. It soon starts to take shape.
I am facing my fear of textures too - this square has felted wool, yarn, some beautiful ruby colored slub, and amazing silk ribbon. Deanne was right - I love it! Now before you all think I've gotten carried away with this texture thing - I'm still not going to put lettuce on a sandwich or come face to face with a clown anytime soon.......but a little silk ribbon is OK. Baby steps eh!! LOL
Here is a little sneak peek. Remember - this is a work in progress at a very, very early stage.........Now, I'm guessing that nobody can figure out what its going to be yet. Unless you are very familiar with my local geographic area.......(thats a hint)! Don't worry, hopefully soon it may take on a recognizable image.
More to come soon!