Where to begin??
Last weekend, my dh and I went to San Diego for the weekend and I made sure we got in early enough to make a stop at Primitive Gatherings, even though it was an hour in the other direction!~ Lucky me they were having a 20% off sale and I bought fabric I definitely did not need. Of course.
then we went to Temecula Quilts, which I thought I'd visited years ago but it wasn't where I thought it was. What a cute little shop. My best purchase there? A small scrap bag, since we KNOW that someone else's scraps are ALWAYS more interesting and better than our own, right?? VBG
Heck of a deal for $6!
And inside?? A bonanza!
I immediately started playing with the fabrics to make some of the Temecula blocks of the week and the Circa 1880 blocks. All very small but fun.
here it is mid-February and I'm happy to report that I've completed my February Pam Buda little quilt! How do you like that, Wendy Reed??!!! Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself??!! This one is called "Emma"!! Perfect!
I used a bunch of the fabrics from the Temecula scrap bag;
warning: please don't look too closely at my corners and points. Some are definitely better than others but I'm not the exact piecer I wish I was...
And, not only that, but I finished my February mini in time for Valentine's day! Another variation on the definition of "mini"!!
Is this not the BEST fabric ever for a little bag?? I found it on sale on Equilter! I realized I should've put the fabric vertical rather than horizontal but I still think it's adorable!
And, to top it off, how do you like the lining??!!
How perfectly apropos of Valentine's Day to have LIP fabric!! SWAK!!!
Then at the end of last week, I was going to babysit for my grandkids in SF and made sure to get to the de Young museum where they were having member previews of the new (and fabulous) Monet exhibit! I do think Impressionist paintings are my favorite and these paintings literally left me breathless.
here is just a small sample. I'm not sure you can see how amazing the colors are just in small amounts in very unexpected places. I will show you more later this week:
This one was my favorite; I was mesmerized. Just look closely at his use of the colors... little purple in the bottom right corner, yellows in the upper right corner, different shards of green for the lily pads...
I took some more pictures which I'll share in the next day or so. Don't want to overwhelm you.