My summer has been like a 1950’s sci-fi movie – “The Energizer
Bunny Meets Slothra”.
So much has happened while I
have been moving at a snail’s pace. My eyes (and energy level)
won’t allow me to go into detail now, but exciting news from Dawn
Cook-Ronningen (Collector with a Needle). She is having a special exhibition of
quilts made from her patterns at Houston.
The amazing news is that her quilt,
“Catherine’s Garden” is the featured quilt for the entire show.
It is on the
cover of all the show material. Congratulations Dawn!! I'm honored that my Petaluma quilt, made
with Dawn’s Fig Leaf and Flowers pattern will be there.
I’ve been featured in a few magazine articles (I will have to post more on that later) and am included in Pamela Week’s fabulous book on potholder quilting, “Portable Patchwork” (more on that later as well).
was so looking forward to our state show this year. I had 2 years of catching
up to do. And, my friend Randy (Barrister’s
Block) was coming to visit. I had signed up for all 3
of my friend Barb’s (Fun
with Barb) classes (before my diagnosis) and there
was no way I was going to cancel!
Randy arrived and off we went! It was great to see friends I hadn’t seen since
our last in person show in 2019! Barb’s first class was “Pretty Pineapples”. I
made a feeble attempt to concentrate and only made it through lunch before
spending the rest of the day in bed. The next day’s class was “Liberated
Houses”. What fun!! I really wanted to last all day, but alas, Randy whisked me
back to the hotel for a long nap to rest up for dinner. The last class was the
“Lollipop Garden” quilt. Oh, how I love Barb’s Lollipop Flowers!! I had
unfortunately reached my limit so Randy graciously took the class
instead. I didn't accomplish a lot, but I think I have a good start on a future monthly mini!
We had a fun
weekend and I was overwhelmed when they presented me with this fabulous quilt
to keep me warm and comforted after surgery next month.
They pooled their
orphan blocks and Randy assembled it and had it quilted. I adore it and it
really helped last week during my plasma infusion sessions (4 hours a day, 4
days in a row). Friends are the best!!
Have a wonderful
winding down of summer!!