ooooh, i've been sick. just a cold. but it's knocked me out. i didn't get to the studio once on sunday. and yesterday i was able to get a start on the farmhouse quilts i need to make. it's a lovely pressure free process. i love sewing strips of fabric together, all fabrics i love. some i haven't seen for a while and they feel like old friends. the fabrics hold hands and smile at each other, neighbors and friends and some are family to each other. your can read the relationships and how they blend and merge and marry and love each other. it's one of my favorite things, watching it all come together. but i was way too wiped out to stay long. my head was pounding and i was home by noon with tea and a cozy fire and edgar's warm long body pressed against mine. and i slept most of the day. today i'm feeling more like myself, and although i'm still tired and headachey, i'll be heading to the studio soon. it's my happy place. and in just a few more days, the studio will be open again, with a new guest artist, babi sugarman, and fresh new items from tracy's studio as well as new offerings in the shop as well. on sunday, april 29th, the little white house at 55 mowat in portsmouth village, will be open from 10 until 4.
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