Thursday, May 24, 2007
Honky Tonk Quilting
All the Serendipity foolishness this spring has taken me away from finishing the first project of the year, working name Wonky Quilt. I've decided to build on a name suggestion of a blog commenter and officially call it Honky Tonk. It's been sitting, pinned and ready to quilt, for weeks and weeks. In the flush of enthusiasm and drive, drafting off last weekend's retreat, I decided to get going on the quilting, even if I can only sandwich in a few minutes a day.
And so, I've gotten going on it. The usual style of quilting wins out once again, and I've decided to work with several thread colors which appear in the quilt: black, forest green, olive, orange, and maybe some turquoise. We'll see how it all develops. A loose goal is to have it quilted by my Glen retreat next month.
It would be nice to have some show and tell at the Glen. I haven't finished a quilt of any size in TWO YEARS. This the true horror of a full-time day job.
And even with all this drive and resolve, this upcoming will be a non-quilting weekend, but for a happy reason. My son and I are taking off at the crack of dawn Friday for several days in Washington, DC, visiting Caro. It's been five months since we've seen her and it's high time.
If all goes well, tomorrow evening this time I'll be relaxing with sangria at a Jazz in the Garden concert at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. With both of my kids! Back Monday.