For the last two weeks, some part or other of the family has been away from the premises. Dear husband was working away in San Francisco for 10 days. Dear daughter was visiting my parents. Do you know what that left me? Two dogs and the house to myself! I tried really hard to be diligent and keep my nose to the proverbial sewing grindstone. Another goal was to cook and clean up as little as possible (solved by a vat of gazpacho and a huge chunk of watermelon…). Ahhh… I just finished quilting the Art Gallery Fabrics Botanica quilt as my last “official” alone time activity.
I don’t think I mentioned, this stuff is heavenly to work with — a crisp hand (in a good way), presses and quilts up beautifully!
And now the house is full again — well, not right this minute since these same people are now off swimming with visiting cousins — and happily so. It is always nice to have a quiet routine, some clear and complete thoughts, and a sense of finishing some things. It is also nice to have the loved ones back at home.
While in San Francisco, hubby was working less than a mile from Urban Burp. The Other Mrs. Schmenkman waxes lyrical about the place, and I can almost hear the tear glistening in her eye when she speaks of it. So, hubby just had to get himself there. He is rather proud of his purchases:
I appreciate that he would act as my personal shopper in a place that, I am sure, would overwhelm me with choices! Don’t you think he did a good job?
He also went to Kinokuniya in search of quilting reading material:
Two mags showcasing the fantastic Island Style work of Kathy Mom, an IQA Founders Award winner. Beautiful and exciting things in these two.
And knowing the dear daughter and I like a good, cute Japanese stuffy book:
I’m afraid I have no travel photos of my own to share since the dogs and I saw pretty much the same things we see every day. Pixie, our canine tour guide will never let us stray from our regular path. So, sometimes Pepper and I leave her at home and venture a little further afield (hmmm, still nothing new to photograph…).
Instead, I will leave you with exciting fabric photos. Some new choices from the latest collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The new colors and prints are, of course, stellar!
::Sigh:: Besides, I’d rather look at the new fabrics and let my mind do the wandering!