Saturday, January 28, 2012

Inspiration at Last

Well I've been in a bit of a sewing and blogging slump this month.  But inspiration has hit like a bolt of lightning after seeing this post from Barbara Brackman while watching DVR'ed episodes of my new-absolutely-most-favorite-I-cannot-wait-until-the-next-season-TV-show (no it's not "Downton Abbey" although I'm hooked on that too).

My new favorite show is AMC's "Hell on Wheels"  Have you watched it?  There are so many reasons why I love this show:  the writing, the characters, the costumes, the time period (immediately following the American Civil War), the grittiness, the cinematography, trains, and on and on.  Not to mention lead character Cullen Bohannon/actor Anson Mount's awesomesauce hat (as cool as Indy's in Raiders IMO).



Where was I? oh yeah inspiration.  Well the somber colors of the costumes in this show reminded me of Barbara's "1862 Battle Hymn" fabric line.  And I just happen to have a bundle of the line that needed a project.

It's KISMET!

Now I just need the hat.



7 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

THERE you are! I've been a-missin' you. Excellent hat. Excellent fabrics. Win-win combo.

Karin said...

I love this line. What are you planning. I have some too (hehee) and I found a pattern in American Patchwork from last year. Add it to the to do list

Rebecca P said...

I love that fabric line, so yummy.
I also LOVE watching Hell on Wheels. One of my favorite show.
I wanted to watch the other one, but I can't find when it is on & what channel.

sunny said...

Who wouldn't be inspired by these beautiful fabrics? Glad you got your mojo back.

*karendianne. said...

Superbly fantastic. You know, I didn't know about that show so thanks for sharing. Looks pretty good. I'm so happy you have you're mojo back!!

I've already said this but I'll say it again - I am totally in love with this line. I love stripes and it has some fantastic stripes (among other lovely pieces).

Enjoy my friend, enjoy!!!

a good yarn said...

It was meant to be.

Brenda said...

Can't believe that I haven't watched that show. It looks great. Glad you are back in blogland.