Creativity is my best and surest form of outlet. Whether it be stress, excitement, or merely having to wait, being able to sit at my sewing machine and create a thing of beauty and usefulness is generally my way of dealing with life. There are times, however when creativity won't come...enter my kindred spirit, Mary-Kate.
Her motto is, "see a need, fill a need." Monday MK recognized the struggle and decided to do something about it. After a trip to the basement she filled my world with color.
Quilts hung on the wall, draped over the jukebox, and tacked to the beams are just what the doctor would order should he know what the problem was.
Colors everywhere and talk of just what is needed to finish these beauties.
Piles and boxes of bright calicos spilling over on the window bench invite touching and speculation about just how to use them.
Patterns taken out and matched to coordinating prints are just what is needed to over come anything and get the creative juices flowing.
Don't forget the notions and a bit of whimsy and I am quickly on my way with fingers itching and colors dancing in my mind.
Yep, MK knows that a well placed and well planned mess is just what her mother needs to get past the mid-summer funk.