We have a few more days left in this current Mercury retrograde. I encourage you to keep going! Seems many of us are aligned with the energy when I hear others saying… “Just waiting for Mercury to go direct”
My own experience is once again showing up in the quilting and sewing corner of my life. I consulted with Julie about the timing of projects. Definitely don’t start a new quilt (sitting painfully on my hands over that), but finish up the half-started projects sitting in the laundry basket is a better choice. You just can’t fool the trickster. I tried labelling some projects as ‘in process’ and devoted a weekend to their completion. Still at it!
The sewing machine tension went off, I made stupid yet salvageable mistakes, and each of 3 projects are dragging themselves to completion. I am aligned and patient.
One projected actually benefited from the delay. I was making an artsy jacket out of an expensive remanent. The problem of not enough fabric got me thinking and reflecting on options particularly the rag box. It led to many distractible moments on Pinterest where one pin led to the next. Then a lightbulb moment occurred viewing pins of the latest Paris runway designs. (which i NEVER pay attention to). First of all I was inspired to make the designer patch jean skirt in the picture. It is straggling project #2 and is almost done. Working on the skirt during Mercury retrograde, inspired a way to make the jacket (when i did not have enough fabric). Aha! I realized….use quilting elements to finish the jacket and make patches THE design. Mercury can be brilliant.
LOL I will share a picture when my camera is working again. But imagine a pale blue jacket with a dark blue batik for the triangular sides, matching floral fabric for the sleeves and a quilt effect trim of all kinds of blue fabric left over from the skirt now adorning the cuffs and jacket front. Yves St. Laurent move over or take the trickster home with you!
How is Mercury retrograde working for you this time?