ok. The bags are packed and the house is quiet as I wait for just the right moment to wake everyone up and jump into the travel plans. I left the shop on Thursday in a panic of "Oh, so much to do." There are lots of things to do, it's true but I found once I stopped rushing around I just kept falling asleep. I think I've had about 5 kips in the last three days. In addition, I have stopped myself and riffled through my quilt books, sorted my fabric and stacked my projects. Pack? I think that happened along the way. However, I did jump up with a start this morning remembering that I forgot to put Sam's favorite jeans in the dryer so he could wear them on the plane. YIKES. You know how some kids are about their "special" clothes.
Anyway, I found these photos from last week that I took in our garden. They are the texture/pattern side of the color story. For example,stacks of bricks in rows...there is dimension to consider, shadow, pattern, order, shape...
Where there is one stack there is often another...
There is a random order to this stack. And then, to throw a spanner in the works there are curved lines to consider. This could be a good place to start for a summer quilt.
This could, for peace of mind, be considered the man's version of a quilt. SEE, it's not finished either!!!
There were other shapes to consider as well. Magnolia bud. Hmm. Very promising.
And of course, the bloom which is about twice the size of my hand...
This tree spreads out over a large area and is quite stingy with it's flowers. It's a lucky day to walk out and find one. Sam likes this tree. He has decorated it with all kinds of items.
Summer is a busy time but it is nice in the midst of the madness to take time to think about our projects and to plan. We may not want to be sitting under a quilt quilting but it is nice on a hot day to dream...and what better thing to dream about than that next project. Take a moment and look around.
I am off. Have a great summer and holiday. To all the lovely material obsession girls, I will miss you. Thanks for a great year of learning, growing and channeling inspiration...we are but one. love always, kathy