What could be cuter than pies and quilts and a group of friends gathering to eat one and stitch the other? Last week was the first "Ps and Qs" gathering at friend's house, complete with strawberry rhubarb pie and blueberry ice cream pie--both delicious. We ate pie and settled about her Oakland apartment with our various fabric projects--hand embroidery, machine quilting, and cutting squares seemed to be most popular.
It might take me several months to finish my not-yet-started quilt project, but I'm going to do it! Now is the fun stage-- dreaming and collecting images and conducting research. I'm telling you, in a former life I was a craft research director. No, I've never heard of this position either but I trust it does exist. Maybe it's another position to add to my long list of in-another-life career options along with florist and interior decorator and marine biologist.
What's your alter ego do for a living? My husband says if he leaves his work as a theater designer he's going to be a forest ranger instead. Or a potato farmer. I suppose my marine biologist and his forest ranger could still be a good match. I hope you enjoy this collection of quilts--what a friend calls, "quiltspiration".
PS-- Lots of talk about this recent NYTimes article featuring yarn bombing. My favorite quote from the article, "Yarn bombing grows out of the larger D.I.Y. movement, which seeks to resurrect traditional handicrafts more typically associated with grandmothers, like knitting, canning, gardening and even raising chickens". On that note, if you haven't heard about craftivism, you might enjoy Betsy Greer's website too.