Take me to Turkey if only in my mind! I am not talking about a gorgeous Thanksgiving turkey but the place where wome crochet these beautiful dangling delights! Just arrived from Istanbul we have a lovely range of these scarves just in time for Christmas. I have one, well actually I have three. I wear them all the time and everywhere I go they get admired.
The come in lots of lovely colors and make me do silly things...
Like dress myself in as many scarves as possible in only seconds with no regard to style or grace. Sometimes it is hard not to exclaim like a madwoman, "MINE, ALL MINE!!" and in fact if the truth be told I think in a moment of sheer thrill I might have done just that.
Sue in my Tuesday night class just got back from a tour with Francis Ergen. She was lucky enough to get off the beaten track and into some intriguing locations where people make or sell all kinds of hand crafts. This trip/tour is definately on my bucket list. The color, the traditional designs, the culture all scream out to me as inspiration in true form. In this photo we have a piece of Ikat and some Reece Scannell shot cottons soon to be made up into something lovely.
Less Turkish but still Delight is Suzanne's Popstar versioin done in light blue corderoy. Its been on the back burner for a while but suddenly got an outing and now all the blocks are done and ready to be assembled. Nice.
OOPs, just had to slip in this action shot of the basketball game!
And while I am slipping things in here is a progress report on the Lollipop Trees a la Doughty. Ten done. Hoping that the applique on these is not the reason I am having an ultrasound on my elbow today. It is nearly impossible to believe that I am more than half way finished with these blocks. Finishing things must be in the air. This hexagon quilt is now finished. It was started nearly three years ago by my non quilting friend Michele. She has worked diligently, perhaps a bit slowly, but diligently none the less to get this done for her son who we affectionately refer to as Wally. He once slept under a quilt at our house and then went home asking his mom to make one. She obliged as only a loving mother would and produced this for him. Given that Michele and I usually meet at the gym I have enjoyed the times she popped into the shop to share a bit of this other side of life. Congratulations on a job well done to Michele!
The Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow always makes me a bit homesick. I can smell the fancy fixings from here and imagine everyone gathering around the family tables to share and give thanks. As the years go by I see some of the traditions sneaking into society here in Australia and in fact I think I might need to go out and get a turkey if only to practice for Christmas! Anyway, that is enough turkey talk for one day! Enjoy and be full of thanks for the bounty that is our life! k