That the quilting adventure for today would include sitting on the floor of the City Quilter with this delightful quilter/artist? Well it did. Melly and I spent about 2 hours at the City Quilter looking at her printed fabric, talking patterns and trying out solids that might pair well. I ooohed and ahhed, Oh Melly! and OMG’d my way through the prints she brought with her – I imagine I looked quite in awe of what Melly was showing me. My oohs and ahhhs caught the attention of one of the employees who came overheard my monosyllabic comments and came to see what rendered me nearly speechless. She loved them too. Sigh.
We looked through books and magazines and on the walls of the shop for the inspiration Melly needed. It’s fun to watch and participate in the process of a quilt coming together. The solids were quite popular, as they should be, and a quilter welcomed a little input on a quilt she was making for her dad. She was quite fun and game for bold color. Melly was game for bold color as well and I can not wait to see the finished quilt.
All that hard slog in the quilt shop left us hungry. Luckily Eataly is 2 City Blocks away. It’s lovely. There is something just simply lovely about well thought out hand crafted food. Oh hell there’s just something lovely about well thought out hand crafted stuff. Do me a favor, do something beautiful and hand crafted.
And please do not faint when you read the next sentence I have a vivid imagination and can imagine heads hitting the floor.
Shocked? Don’t be. It happens every now and again. I’m ok with it. If I purchased something every time I walked into a quilt shop I’d be shopping 3 times per week.
Some days are just fun!