What makes me happy is designing and making landscape quilts. No surprise there.
The aster quilt is presently rolled up and waiting to be bound and steam-blocked (it will take up about a quarter of the studio floor space, and I'm not in a position to let that happen yet).
Meanwhile, something new is steadily morphing on the design board.
|Another winter scene|
|Will these horses work for this? I don't know, but we'll see.|
|Moon and bushes added. Plumb bob hung to determine exact position of horses.|
|Beginnings of a big tree. Bushes highlighted with white paint for snow.|
One unusual thing occurred this week. Being too contagious to be around people, I photographed it from a studio window. Ever seen a live power line on the ground? I had never, so this was interesting (and a little frightening) to watch.
This unique fireworks display and the accompanying loud, ominous vibration and humming sound (think Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory) went on until the power company finally turned off the juice--which took them a lot longer than you might think, but I guess they had to figure out just where to turn it off. Meanwhile, the fire chief and more and more young firefighters showed up, ostensibly to determine no people or structures were endangered, but maybe also because most of them had never seen a live power line on the ground, either. They stood around a while and then left.
Our house was getting mighty chilly by the time power came back on at 2:00 a.m. Anyway, a large pine tree had fallen on the line, and is now waiting for hours of annoying chain-saw and chipper work to commence. Looking forward to that. Uh-huh.
That's it for now. Avoid live power lines and sneezing/coughing people, and have a great weekend.