Happy New Year! Hope your year is off to a great start.
Here is number 40 of last year's weekly six-word memoir quiltlets.
This quiltlet was made with mostly commercial scraps from a Thanksgiving/fall project I was working on, as well as a piece of metallic fabric and some of my hand-dyed scraps. I threw in some glass beads at the top as well.
I made this piece the week before my hip surgery was to take place and found that I wasn't comfortable having the words plainly spelled out. Too hard to confront that closely I suppose, so I hid them with the metallic flocked fabric.
The words read: "Paralyzed By Fear Of What's Ahead". And so I was. Hard to be that honest with yourself really, but I will say that I felt a lot better after I made this piece. Somehow getting it down on the fabric and out of my head was a useful exercise. Looking back a few months now, I'm sure glad to have gotten past the fear I was experiencing.