we are on the couch. ezra and me and a cup of tea. enjoying our evening after a delightful day of sunshine and studio time and wonderful people. ezra fits perfectly into our lives. one of our neighbors said the other day, that she thinks edgar found ezra and sent him to us. i love that idea and i think there must be something to that. today the studio was full of spring energy. tracy and dave bringing me starbucks early early started it all off perfectly. a long meandering wander by the lake with ezra, meeting new people and dear friends. and then back to the quilts where i finished a lovely black and red single quilt. it's always so rewarding when i finally take a quilt, all warm and puckery, from the drier. it is only at that moment that i see it's full completed self. early in the afternoon, my friend marc walked in the back door carrying his skateboard and a bag of goodies for me. music and my favorite tea (see photo). he had never met tracy or ezra....i love when all the people dear to me know each other....so it was nice to complete the circle. the best sushi in the city happens to be a 2 minute walk away from us. so when marc and i needed some lunch, we walked up to the corner and shared fresh and delicious rolls. it's nice to relive the high points of a day. and today was full of them.
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