Sunday, November 02, 2014

Fall back

I will be using my extra hour today catching up on housework & resting a bit -- & maybe a bit of sewing.

I spent Wednesday evening, all day Thursday & Friday at the Quilt Festival. I am foot-sore & sensory-overloaded! I enjoyed myself more than I have in recent years -- I don't really know why, can't really explain it. When my feet were run over by rolling carts, when my sides were jabbed by bulky bags, when the woman in front of me suddenly stopped to admire something cute or beautiful or whatever -- I just smiled & accepted it as part of the Whole Experience. The not-my-style quilts that I usually pass by with a nod & a yawn, this year I stopped to really look at & admire & learn. I felt more open to Quilts, Quilters, Quilt-making, than I have for a long time. It was nice.

I caught up with friends that I see once a year at Festival, hung out with other friends who I see more regularly, made a few new friends & deepened a relationship or two. I came away with a vintage string top that I am completely crazy about, 3 pairs of scissors, just a bit of fabric &, most importantly, a fresh perspective on who I am as a quilter & where I want to go with my quilting.


Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay for you having a wonderful time!! and for coming home with much, much more than scissors and fabric.

Sujata Shah said...

"just a bit of fabric &, most importantly, a fresh perspective on who I am as a quilter & where I want to go with my quilting" That's what I like about going to the shows. Most of the time I am overwhelmed but as I think more, I realize which direction I am headed. I am so sorry I did not have chance to see you there.

cauchy09 said...

Hooray! I'm so glad that it was a good weekend for you. And I'm grateful to have gotten to spend a little bit of it with you. Now...onward!

O'Quilts said...

Nothing like quilting fun.. so glad you had some!!

QuiltingCyclist said...

Beth, what a nice festival experience. And, your quilt was a star! I am so happy for you.
I too had a great time learning.
A good week.1

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful. that last photo is the quilt you bought? woohoo, it's wonderful.