Do you remember this jacket? I started it last June, almost 7 months ago. It was inspired by the 1913 futurist painting, “The Speeding Automobile”. The design was laid out, basted and then put in my “do between other projects pile”, the “d-bop” pile. It’s a place for projects that will have many hours of handwork, usually applique or beading. When there’s a bit of time available, I’ll pull out the current “d-bop pile” project and sew, no hurry, no deadline, just something to keep my fingers occupied.
Talking on the phone, watching TV, long meetings, some people doodle, I stitch. Eventually, even after many months, I get to the end. Finished! Then, … onto the next.