Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I'll be at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas tomorrow through Saturday. I'm doing a Schoolhouse for my book (my book!!) Imagine Quilts on Friday, October 24 from 1:00-1:30 in room 372D. Please come. And please tell me if I have spinach stuck in my teeth before I start.
I'll also be signing books Saturday at 11am at the E.E. Schenck booth #1528 and at 12:30pm at the Martingale booth #2113 (advance tickets are required for this one.)
This is such a fun ride.
And I'm totally not kidding about the spinach thing. You will tell me right?
Monday, October 20, 2014
Autumn is my favorite time of year to photograph people. The scenery and the light. Oh the magical light! I always feel lucky to spend a sliver of time with families in a golden hour of light. I always hop into my car at the end of the session mystified at where the time went and caught up in the world I saw through my lens.
Seven years ago I took a similar photo of these sisters which their parents wanted recreated. What beautiful young women they've become.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Everyday has some place to be. Something to do. Soccer practice. Or games. Clogging. And Razor is training for a marathon which requires lots and lots of time running. On this day, he called me over lunch and suggested we pack sandwiches and go for a hike. Oh, I said. It is our only free evening in forever. Wouldn't you just rather stay home? Maybe, he said. But the skies are clear and we will be able to see for miles.
I'm so glad we hiked.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
At ages 15 and almost 13, the girls have active social calendars. Which is good. And exhausting. Sometimes we say no but usually we say yes.
The busy-ness of it all has been building. And I try to stay in the present. Try to be right here, right now and not worry/plan/think/dwell on what comes next. I don't always succeed but I try. I look out the window and see my kids when they don't know I'm watching. When did she get so tall that she can jump and reach the limb? When did she become such an animated story teller among friends? Well, lookie there, they can discuss something and work it out by themselves.
Until then, there is dinner around the kitchen table. I can always count on that.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is a traditional Delectable Mountains quilt block pattern made in a rainbow of solids. And my current favorite to curl up with on the couch.
I don't name quilts. Do you?
Friday, September 26, 2014
-- Loving having the windows open.
-- Sneezing a bit more because the windows are open. But I'm good with that.
-- Planning to make stuffed green peppers for dinner.
-- And maybe apple pie.
-- Making a list of the things I need to bring with me Sunday to the Asheville Quilt Show. I'll be signing books from 1:00-3:00 pm. I hope to meet some of you there!
-- Debating between power washing the patio or sewing today. The weather makes me think I should choose power washing.
-- Obsessed with Friday Night Lights. We've been re watching it on Netflix. Almost done with season one. So good.
-- Ready for the weekend.