by Lesly / Sunday, 12 June 2011 /
Thanks to my husband for being such a good yard man. These are some lupins and poppies in our front yard. When I took this picture it reminded me so much of a fabric stack I had seen somewhere. I finally hit on it - these are 1001 Peeps by Lizzy House. Good match, eh?
Isn't this stuff just gorgeous? I am treating myself to a load of this fabric after I finish this report I am working on. Hence the title of this post - I am slaving away on that report, and as a result I am on a no-sew diet until I get it finished. My late mother-in-law's passing and all the activity associated with that really put all my regular life out of whack. That includes both my university-related work and my quiltalong. I'm feeling like everybody is enjoying a bit of a slower pace, so perhaps that part is okay. This report, on the other hand, is definitely not okay.
Also, I wanted to share with you all something I read recently in The Globe and Mail. A woman wrote an essay about how she made a quilt out of old t-shirts, so that she could preserve the memories they carried, in the same way memories were captured by the fabrics in quilts made by her mother. And the end of the essay, she speaks sadly about her impression that quilting is a craft that is dying out. "Unless I am mistaken," she writes, "there are no young quilters." I can hear you laughing from here. Go read her essay - although she is definitely mistaken about the presence of young women in our vibrant quilting world, her piece about the emotional resonance of quilts is very touching and right on the button.