Most of this winter I’ve been hoping for a snow day. Just one. Well the old adage ‘be careful what you wish for’ almost came true.
Long ago I planned to spend several days with my stepmom who is a brilliant art quilter (check her out at www.catherinebeardfiberartist.com) brainstorming, learning, experimenting, you name it, we’d try it! I got down to her house just fine, only to wake up to heavy snowfall. Cupboards full? Check! Fire in the stove? Check! Coffee? Check! Well then, no excuses, let’s get to work.
And so we did. And did. And did. I played with wash-away interfacing, sticks, sparkly tulle, more paint on muslin, and much more. She taught me how she looks at her work and more importantly, the how part of how she works. Needless to say I learned quite a bit.
The 2 day visit turned into 5 thanks to the nudge from Momma Nature and that was just fine by us. Yes, be careful for what you wish for, but in this case I got exactly what I wanted!