Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fabric-less Vacation

Can you believe this...I went on a week long vacation and didn't buy a single piece of fabric.
That's not to say I wasn't doing things that were appropriately quilt related.

While we were lining up for Rolling Thunder (a motorcycle even in Washington DC with 1/2- 1 million bikes riding in memory/honor of MIA/POW), we met Mike Frazier and a group of Nam Knights.  Mike is a Marine who served in Afghanistan.  Not only will he be getting the Quilts of Valor quilt my group made, but we're on a mad dash to make a wedding quilt for him and his Navy nurse fiance Monica.

I was also reminded when I went to the National Museum of Art that I really need to finish the quilt that I started of this painting - Monet's Lady with Parasol.

This is about where I lost momentum.

I bought books to make new quilts that I don't have time for.

And I have a sketch book full of applique ideas like Miro's Dog Barking at the Moon.

Plus tons of architectural details from the Smithsonian that will someday be quilting patterns.

But for now...I must dash off to work so I can pay off the bills from the vacation!


Marj said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. I love Washington DC with all the museums and monuments. That Geoscapes book looks interesting and you Lady with the parasol will be awesome when finished. So many ideas, just wish I had more time in the day to finish some of them.

Lynne said...

Glad you had a great time - now to find some quilting time.