You know, where you load your plate up with bits of this and that...
1. So, the one time in the last oh, 10 years that I left the house with nothing to either read or sew just HAPPENS to be the night Dave gets severe vertigo and we have to go to the emergency room. Don't worry, he's fine, they ran a million tests to prove it. It's just the inner ear leftovers from that nasty virus he got in Canada. Anyway, do you know how BORING it is to sit in the emergency room for 3 hours? Oh yeah, I had my iPod, but hey, I was just going to listen to it in the car so I didn't bother to bring headphones. Aaack!
2. The special cat torture otherwise known as the yearly checkup is now over for another year and as usual, the little cat is disgustingly healthy, aside from being a big whiner. You'd think riding in the car was Chinese water torture or something. Thank God the vet is only 2 minutes from the house.
3. My new job is GREAT!
4. The bad part about hurrying to finish up a quilt for a show is that it always gives me a bad case of what-to-do-next-itis. I've been suffering for two weeks since finishing Kiwi Laguna...fussing around, pulling stuff out and thinking about it but not committing to actually working on anything. Finally, this weekend, thanks to my lovely and talented friend Pam Mostek, I started something new. Oops. Oh well, it's small and it's for a good cause. Pam sent me an email about her quilt that was in the latest auction for Ami Simms' Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and it reminded me that I need to do something about that. So here goes:
These are just starts, playing around without "getting too precious" as Jeannette Meyer would say (and did, several times in class last week). I'm having fun with the bold graphic look of these.
5. I spent quite a bit of last Thursday evening dreaming up a quilt based on this line from the song Soul Kitchen by The Doors: your fingers leap with minarets, speak in secret alphabets... And then on Friday morning I went to Starbucks and pulled a word of the day off the little notepads they have now and this is what I got: prestidigitation: skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands. I love it when things like that happen.