Georgia O’Keeffe, that is … and her quote about fitting what you want to do into what needs doing (in my previous post).
How I needed to do laundry. But I really wanted to stitch.
How I needed to go to the grocery store … twice, because the first store didn’t have everything on my list. But I really just wanted to stitch.
How I needed to make lunch, and cut up the melon and pineapple and bananas that I got at the store. But I really, truly wanted to stitch.
Because I’ve been thinking about Georgia and New Mexico. And feeling a little guilty because it didn’t take me a whole day to get groceries in Espanola as Georgia once did. Really, I should be able to find the time to stitch.
But oh do I ever envy her the drives she made between Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu and Espanola. Where the rocks rear up out of the land into a crystal blue sky, each bend in the road more incredible than the last …
I just wanted to stitch a memory of being in that magical place, of the colors and angles …
But no, not that exactly. More like this maybe …
Paper piecing on freezer paper, sketched in pencil on a piece 18” x 18” … we’ll see how it goes … if and when I can get to it.
But first I need to hang the wash … then I need to make the pickles, pasta salad, and chicken salad for dinner tonight.