Sunday, November 6, 2011

Late Night Sewing Therapy (Zentangle Circles)

AHHHhhhhhhhh.......late night sewing therapy !!!! It's the only way to fly ...or sew ...at least here at MBIAJ Headquarters. It seems if I can get my second wind (and zillionth cup of caffeine) after 10 PM I can get my best, uninterrupted zen sewing rhythm / therapy going . Speaking of "zen", how about ....





Moonbeams Boy Evan's notebook, book cover and binder doodling (which he has been doing for the past few years)


.....his way of "zoning out" during a boring (to him ) class....


... anyway turns out this style of doodling that comes naturally to Evan has a name : Zentangle. I read somewhere that it means "yoga for the mind". I've even found a quilter / zentangler (is that a word?) who has combined the two and blogs about it . This quiltangler (that is definately NOT a word) is Suzanne McNeill. SHEESH !!! Who knew that Evan's "not paying attention in political science class" doodling is actually an art form that other people are paying money for books to learn the technique !! (all Evan needs is a class that has him bored out of his mind .... instant doodling!)



Anyway, I slipped a few white fabric circles under his doodling pen (and switched his pen to a fabric marker) to get some Zentangle Fabric Circles (unique and one of a kind) to ....



.....stitch












.....stitch












.....and stitch onto his ...











....wild and crazy graduation quilt ! Ta da !! So, now this quilt TOP is finished, has been taken down from our cheapo design wall and rolled up to join .....





....three of it's cousin quilt tops ....








......also waiting (and waiting) to be quilted ....


.....hopefully before the turn of the next century and/or when I win the lottery and can quit my day job - you know, whichever comes first ! :)

Oh and P.S. I'm linking up with this month's
Small Blog Meet
(you can too - to meet more bloggers just zip on over there)

Be back soon!
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

3 comments:

JanuaryT said...

Hi, I found you through the Small Blog Meet & will be following for sure. I really like the circles on that quilt they are real fun. I can't wait to look around your blog and see what else your doing. I hope you can stop by my blog when you get a chance. Have a great day! January T

jerseygirl said...

wait...let me get my glasses...i think i see my quilt second from the left...i am going to print out this page and cover myself with it in anticipation... it has made a public debut and now it feels oh so close and oh so real. it does exist it really does. i didn't dream it... i am not imagining things...i am now a believer!!!!!!

Kim C said...

What a great one of a kind grad gift! The circles are just fantastic!