the past week has been a slow string of phone calls and errands and lists of decisions. i plan to find uninterrupted time soon, spending hours in the studio to find the rhythm once again, in the long waves of silence.
we had one of those deliciously rare weekends. a holiday weekend. an early spring weekend. and the first t-shirt and shorts weekend of the season. it was so beautiful. we took edgar for a little tour of cottage country. the light was high and strong. undiluted by trees. the branches are still bare and leafless from the winter. the little lakeside resorts that are scattered around us are still closed although with the temperatures feeling like june, it was strange to see everything locked up. what a wonderful weekend.
the wild ducks who take over my neighbors pond in the spring woke me up this morning. a spring rite of passage. and my little studio shop is ready for spring too. yesterday i finalized on the pinafore dress i've been designing in my mind for babies and toddlers. the practice one is perfect....except for my sewing machine decided to stop working properly. i'm hoping it can get fixed today before the long weekend, but that's a long shot. i'm excited to have little dresses in the shop. to go with the bloomers. and i want to start making them. today feels like the beginning of something beautiful. happy spring.
i feel like quilts are alive. they reflect all the little joys that make life special. they emanate love and warmth. the quilts i make blend a grandmother's ideals with a fresh youthful flair. there is a nostalgia for seasons past combined with hopefulness for a bright full future. you can find me online at www.chasinglightningbugs.com