I got a nice squishy big envelope in the mail today from Quilt Poetry. I do not remember now how I found my way to their sale fabric page (probably from someone's blog) ... but they had a two great prints that called to me. I hardly need more fabric in my life but these two jumped right off the screen at me. LOL!
Maybe you can tell the scale of each print by the little bit of my (normal sized) keyboard peeking out at the upper left? Whacking big Roosters on the left, eh. :) I am clearly incubating some kind of farm themed quilt in my back brain. Love these two prints and the speed of delivery was good. I don't often buy fabrics online but I have not seen these two anywhere locally.
Today was a busy day and full of pleasure for me. Happily I am feeling much better - the fact that the sun was shining today and the temperatures were in the mid60's certainly didn't hurt any, either. :)
I got up early (for me:) and made it to my lunch date ahead of time. The Seminole Sampler quarterly luncheon was scheduled today for Peace-a-Pizza in Catonsville (just up the row from the shop's former location). Only four other former staff members came this time - Daria Phair, Patty Stenpeck, Libbie Rollman and Alice Magorian. Such a pleasure to see them all!!
Here are some show and tell photos (not counting my s&t of course, which I did not photo):
Patty finished the top for her En Provence mystery quilt. She made several modifications of the design from Bonnie Hunter's original. I think it looks quite lace-like. :)
Alice Magorian finished a class sample from years ago. Lois Smith taught Improved New York Beauty at the shop and this beauty is Alice's result.
This is Alice's original design to celebrate moon jellyfish. She hand-dyed the background ('water') fabric herself. Those small blobby jellies are shibori-tied circles dyed into the water fabric then covered by a sheer overlay. This quilt was exciting to look at in detail, with layers of sheer overlay and Angelina fiber appliques.
Besides enjoying the visit and protracted chat with my peeps (we were there from 11:30 until 2:30:), I had a really good lunch salad called Honey Nut Chicken. Grilled chicken, walnuts, Mandarin oranges, and dried cranberries on lettuce with Honey Lime dressing. Yum!
After our get together, I drove home to get my little cat, Cocoa and take her to the vet. Cocoa is about 13 or 14 years old now but still looks like a half-grown kitten - she has always been small (I think the most she ever weighed was 7 pounds or so). Now she is down to only 4 pounds and has a very persistent kidney infection, poor baby. The vet looked her over and gave her a vitamin B12 injection, an anti-nausea drug injection, a whopping injected dose of anitibiotic (with a different liquid antibiotic to take home to give her for the next two weeks), and an appetite stimulant. Oh, and subcutaneous fluids. I have to go back tomorrow and Friday for her to have more fluids injected under her skin (cats can absorb a lot of fluid that way; many years ago a different cat I owned had kidney failure and I had to give her every-other-day fluids that way). Poor kitten is kinda under the weather, just like I was.
Now my husband is down with this cold, poor man. Unlike me, his bout has settled with a thump into his sinuses. This always happens to him (he has respiratory allergies and fewer sinus spaces than normal) and he will be miserable for several days ... and won't get much sleep, either.
I'm hoping to be able to get up in time to go to my quilt guild meeting tomorrow morning.
On the way home from the vet's office, I heard a quote I really liked on the radio:
"Art is everything we don't _have_ to do." by Brian Eno.