Oh, oh, oh. Colds have laid low the kids and the husband. Still recovering from all the activity last week. I did spend some time doing some embroidery that I am really dissatisfied with. Nothing worse than having some time to do something creative and then feeling like the time spent wasn’t worth it. Oh, well. Hoping for something more positive tomorrow!
Temporarily leaving the subject of quilting for today, I would like to share a recent photo of Cleo and Ramsey. The girls take them to the dog park every day to play. The city sponsors a dog parade around Halloween and there is a costume contest. The girls dressed Ramsey as Santa, and Cleo dressed up as a demented-looking elf with four ears. Christmas costumes are not traditional dress at Halloween so they certainly stood out. They were very patient and wore their costumes without complaint. Sadly, they did not win a prize…
My dear friend Jan recently lost her husband Karl after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Last week Jan gave me two boxes full of Karl’s ties. She knows I quilt and was hopeful that I would be able to use them. There are a number of beautiful silks, and quite a variety of designs and colors. I spent four hours this afternoon carefully taking them apart, but have only put a small dent in the pile! I am glad for the time this is taking because it gives me space to reflect on possible designs for this very special collection of fabric.
I have been inspired to start my own blog after spending many enjoyable hours reading the blogs of talented artists nationwide. They share their passion through words and pictures of their work, their families and the world around them. I love fabric, color, designing quilt patterns and using my hands to create. I hope to use this vehicle to chronicle my journey.