After weeks of very long days and not meeting an obligation I have a down day. We’ve been members of the Botanical Garden for years, joining when our youngest nephew was coming to visit for a few days…unfortunately the weather when he and his parents were here was rather yucky and we never got to take him. The nephew and my sweetie spent hours watching the trains on the internet. It was rather sweet to watch.
We missed last year with my sweeties surgery and finally got to go today. The time of day really changes the overall look of the gardens and the Train Show. This year they have added a special exhibit about the artist and the creative process. Each one of these buildings are made from leaves and twigs and acorns. It’s such a neat thing to see all of these landmarks, some of which are gone, preserved for all to see in tactile form. A trip to the Garden is one of those amazing, re-energizing respites in City Living. We are so blessed to have this treasure and others around the City. Since Autumn is my favorite season the colors right now are just inspiring. I’m also loving all of the details we get to see close up.
And yes, you did read that I missed my deadline on finishing the quilt. I am gutted on somany levels. The quilt is making the trip anyway and I’ll get to finish it later. I can tell you this: I have stitched bubbles for about 70 hours (probably longer) and have about 10+ hours to go. It’s well worth it. Every.Single.Stitch. Because I’m a curious sort I started counting stitches (well, actually checking the stitch count on the machine) to see how many stitches are in each section and oddly enough in a 1 x 8″ section plus a wee bit more there are over 6,000 stitches. The more I stitch the more I love this quilt and the more I admire Jeanie, her piecing skills are off the hook!
My next piece I’m working on I’ll share a bit more of and hopefully will get started this weekend. It will be on chocolate Radiance with shades of red and pink.
PS I’m working on several teaching dates for 2014 and 2015 as soon as everything is in place I’ll let ya’ll know!