"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there."
- Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Thursday, January 20, 2011
frikin' "laser" beams
Sadly, unlike my shark friends in the clip above (from one of my all-time favourite stupid movies), the frikin' "laser" beams won't actually be attached to my head (I would think it could be rather handy on a crowded bus?) but aimed at my eyes, one eye in fact. Early tomorrow morning I'm scheduled for laser eye surgery to (hopefully) obviate my dependence on reading glasses.
I'm freaking out just a little bit.
Not knowing how long I may be out of action, I've hit the afterburners with the hexagon border and now have three sides completed and the required number of diamonds (12) and half diamonds (24) made up for the fourth. Still a few background hexxies to make up which join the elements all together.
My aim is to have the borders completed and attached to the quilt body before my first class of the year at Material Obsession in the first week of February. We all need unreasonable self-imposed deadlines don't we?
Do you read Micheles's blog? I am in awe of her progress on her Mary Brown Quilt. Michele has tempted me by her mention of a Baltimore Quilt offered as a BOM through Quakertown quilts. My Tuesday quilting buddy kindly asked me "ARE YOU MAD??????????" To which I could quite flippantly and yet honestly reply...
And to sign off, here's another photo taken today of one of our resident baby Tawny Frogmouths. Isn't he cute?
Quilting and antique quilts, travel, family, gardens, hiking, scuba diving, skiing and champagne are the many guiding stars fighting for attention in my life. I love hand piecing, hand applique, English Paper Piecing and hand quilting. I collect antique quilts and much of my work is based around reproducing or interpreting old quilts. Thanks for visiting. I love reading your messages and do my best to reply to everyone.