This quilt reminds me of Sydney this week. "Gridlock" a Kaffe pattern from Patchwork, back in 2000.
Material Obsession is OPEN today and tomorrow. Despite the rooftop snipers all over the city, five miles of fencing, concrete blocks, police barriers and helicopters, road blocks, mass evacuations for the weekend and transportation interruptions we have decided to be STRONG. I don't know about you, but I can't tell if these security measures are making me feel safe or afraid. ( particularly since the Chaser Boys...always making us laugh at ourselves which is TERRIFYING!) Each morning this week, as I kissed my boys goodbye at the train station I wondered for just a second if it would be the last time I'd see them. How sad is that? Is that living in the face of terrorism or just being a Steven King thinking mom? I am sorry to politic here but I have to admit I am finding this APEC meeting confronting and confusing. Are we afraid of terrorists or protesters? Free thinkers or those that simply think differently or, even scarier, the people inside the fences making decisions about our future. Every time I see them shaking hands a strange and scary sense of foreboding comes over me. What are they deciding behind those fences and are they thinking of our children's futures? A mother can only pray they are. I'd like to hear a bit more about the issues and a bit less about the fences.
So, if you are looking for something pretty to sink into...our doors (and minds) are open.
Have a great long weekend hopefully full of beautiful things. kathy