No, I haven't given up quilting but lately I have been making necklaces. Here are a couple I finished this past weekend. Most of this summer I seem to have been "stuck" in terms of creating, particularly in terms of making quilts. Giving myself permission to not make quilts has given me the freedom to "dabble" with the beads, wire and other found objects. (My husband calls them trinkets.)
- searching for interesting objects and materials
- reading books and blogs for inspiration
- taking notes and recording ideas although not usually sketches of any particular design
- assembling a selection of materials and tools and then just playing around with them.