After the excitement subsided, the panic set in. I had to design another piece and not only that, make a finished quilt. OMG! The first thing I did was email, my husband, sons, and “Old Crows” for suggestions on the theme. I got lots of interesting ideas, some even came with sketches on how to execute them. I sat in my sewing room and tried to think of an idea and was promptly distracted. A group of 7 swans landed on the pond. I had to call my grandson (4 year old Titus) to go outside and feed them.
That must have been a good distraction as I got to thinking of using one of my husband’s photos to make a quilt. He’s a wonderful photographer and I’ve used one of his close-up pictures to make a quilt before. I found a lovely one and proceeded to design.
If you look closely in the background, you will see a pile of fabric. That is some new fabric I’m working with for a quilt for Houston Market. I just sent another one for a different company to the quilters and I am waiting on more fabric for additional projects. Needless to say this is a very busy time of year for me.
Oh yes, I forgot, Titus wants to be a dinosaur for Halloween. I managed to squeeze in sewing the body of the costume but still have to make the head.
One more thing before I get back to work – a 1½ week vacation. Wish me luck!
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