Today has been one of those near-perfect days! You know the ones: they catch you by surprise, you don't plan on them, and then you savor them in your memory bank for years to come. Well, this was one of those. Barker and I enjoyed a 28 F walk on the golf course this morning, and while walking I tried to map out my day, as it was totally mine, with no need to leave the house! After breakfast I enjoyed catching up with some of my cyber buds on their blogs, snapped a few pics of some of my favorite gifts, and then got busy with the mental to-do list I had made while walking.
This is one of a pair of coasters given to me by my sister-in-law Molly. It is carved from wood and, I believe is a replica of a Hawaiian quilt block. Molly's daughter, our lovely niece Alice, lives in Hawaii, and we often talk about the wonderful Hawaiian quilts.
My friend Robin has termed me a fiber dumpster!!! LOL And yes, I suppose that that term is applicable! My friends know that they need to consult me before casting off any fiber that they think might remotely be of value or interest to me or my cyber fiber friends. So Robin gifted me with this wonderful old quilt that he told me he got in Kentucky (or was it Tennessee, Robin? I'm always getting those two states mixed up!). I just love it!!
Right now it is gracing my desk chair, but I'm thinking that it would make a lovely jacket or skirt. What do you think? I'm also asking for patterns here, so don't be shy!! Share your thoughts!! I can't help but think of the loving hands that pieced this. Some of the fabrics are feed sacks, the others: shirts? I don't know, but it is truly wonderful and I adore it!
I carved out this turtle motif on some plastic, and have since used it to make wax resists in silk. I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.
I spent several blissful hours in the dye studio this afternoon, preparing fabric for some new Shibori pieces. Oh Yeah!!! I can totally loose myself in that space, and it is magical, trust me!! Speaking of Shibori, I have started to quilt my class piece from the week I spent at the Barn with Jan Myers Newbury. Here is a small part:
OK, number 1: I can't believe I actually got into a class with the fabulous Jan; and number 2: I can't believe I spent a week at the Barn. How awesome are both of those????? Life has indeed been very, very good to me!
Well, my lord and master tells me that it is time to go eat dinner, so I'm outta here!