Thursday, August 31, 2006

A Quiet Interlude



I am home this morning because I'm off to the doctor for a checkup in a little while. It's nice to have a little extra time to savor the coffee and do some blogging. I haven't been as faithful about writing and reading here as I used to be, but I still enjoy it when I get the chance. Things at work have been busy with the start of a new semester, and we have gone from a quiet campus to one that is bustling and insanely crowded. This fall we will have the highest enrollment in years, around 34,000. By contrast, my own little corner of the library is quiet, but with all the crowds and traffic it can feel like a challenge to get there.

I spent time last weekend sewing on another gift quilt to be given at Christmas and I have started a Christmas wall hanging. I am fiddling around with some brightly colored starburst blocks a la New York Beauty, except that they are fused. This satisfies my need for instant gratification, but I still want to make one the traditional way. Don't ask me why, I have no idea.

The holiday weekend is almost here. I will be going to the San Diego Quilt Show on Friday with my friend Joan. I remember seeing Cynthia England's work a few years back, and it was amazing. This will most likely not be the venue for seeing art quilts, but I will enjoy what is there. Then there are the vendors. You never know, there just might be some great fabric or thread that leaps into my hands and begs to be taken home.

3 comments:

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Hey, I was at the show on Friday afternoon (2-6) but I didn't see you. Not many people there. Hope they don't decide to cancel it.

Love your fused New York Beauty! Great happy colors!

Take care,
Lisa

Granny Fran said...

Your quilt camp photos are great. What a life, but someone has to live it. Your fused NYB piece encourages me to go ahead and do the fused project I've been thinking about.

Shelina said...

Oh, I've never heard of a fused NY Beauty. Sounds like a great plan to me!