Do ever think, "I have an idea and I need to create it right now! I have 2 hours until I need to arrive to a quilters gathering and have not created my hostess gift yet. Sometimes I do not realize that ideas are sprouting up in my mind but when I enter the quilt room I go straight to a bag of scraps and there it is.....a retro fabric mimicking flapper gals sewing....HOW PERFECT for my first Rebels meeting, right? As I created this small mug rug to commemorate my first my initiation, it was fun to let my mind wander and wonder. Laughter was gathered in the reeds of the basket strip on this tiny quilt and what fun we all had! Green Fairy, your quilting of my Muertos Neighborhood was inspiring for many there. I miss you, Judi!!!!
While at Rebels, I had the fun of sitting by Patty and her gifting me this challenge fabric. Is your guess the nurse or the tucan for the assignment? I was so inspired by the meeting that I came home and pieced and played for hours and am excited to play some more today. I am discovering with the small quilts that I am journaling with them and the text fabric and applique cut-outs are entertaining for me as I recant stories that are sewn into each piece. This is a type of spoof on General Hospital meets Wild Kingdom....male birds aka doctors fluffing their feathers for the hot new nurse on the unit.....Sounds sarcastic but unfortunately all so prevalant in the medicine world.
Playing with photography as Sean and I waited in the bike clinic for the addition to our family, Scott, is the babe's new name and his 2 wheels are smooth as a baby's bottom. Just like the old days, rode 10 miles and giggled with one another along the bike path by the lake and pinched bums and kissed whenever a stop sign pops up. A type of honeymoon for us as we have been able to play together while both off work and Noah in school. A gift of 3 weeks I will always treasure and reminds me that I will never allow myself to become a runaway train in a career.
Watching a squirrel as I type.....CELEBRATING LOVE in all of its beautiful wrappings! Fur, bike spandex, girlfriend laughter and joy while shopping at local quilt shops. Happy Thursday!!!!