this is herriott. tracy and i were at miller's the other day. hunting through the buildings of treasure that is a mecca of sorts to me. (the photo of sinks in a field in my last post was from miller's) and one of the first things that greeted me was this wonderful sheep. i thought tracy should have her since wool figures so centrally in her work. but, although she didn't want to leave her, she didn't think the sheep was for her. so i happily and completely claimed her. she tucked easily into the back of the car and i knew the sort of amused scowl tom would give me when i introduced them. i can't wait to get home and clean her up and pile her high with folded quilts. she came from the estate of a vet in the area, and when i searched for a name, harriet leapt straight into my mind. but i changed the spelling as an homage to my favorite childhood vet, james herriott. i'm sure there will be more photos when she's cleaned up and has made her way into the studio!!
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