i painted a new sign today. just a quick little sign to catch the eye of passers-by. and all afternoon i sewed colorful little squares together, making a pile of baby quilt tops and 1 big top. on the porch with the dappled light of my shade trees surrounding me. i sewed until the sky was gray and the sun was slipping away. hours and hours of sewing and the beauty of the colors and patterns and juxtaposition of both kept me happy and energized all day. and when i headed back home, the lightning bugs were like flashlights. huge and exaggerated.
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