Well its Spring Break…. a whole week of it! You know I remember when Spring Break used to be this glorious thing that we looked forward to with baited breath… well, I have to admit that it feels a bit different on this side of it all. Its hard not to look at that week and find yourself thinking… what on earth are we going to do with them all home this week with all of the deadlines that I have that just won’t seem to go away??
Now don’t get me wrong, I really love spending time with my munchkins. They are the brightness of each of my days. And yet somehow the thought of having them all on my head and crawling around my studio all week saying things like “what can I do now?”, “I’m bored”, “Mama, he hit me again!”, “Can I play the DS?”, “Make Ella leave me alone,”… should I go on? You get the picture… God bless each and every one of them.
And so to forestall this situation, we have farmed out the boys to my parents for a few days… on their own, on a plane, to Southern California… Tearful to let them go, but a great idea nonetheless. They were so excited, they could barely sit still. No second thoughts, not really. We’ll see what the report is when they return… So far so good!
On the design front, I have a few shots of a quilt I just sent off to an Australion magazine. I love the way the simple, fresh way that it turned out. They had fallen in love with BirdSong and that made me think Spring feeling, French feeling, soft & creamy. After a sketchbook full of drawings, Aloutte was born. Lately, I haven’t been feeling that attached to many of my projects and have been ready to send them off when finished. But it was hard to send Aloutte off all the way to the other end of the world… I had really grown attached to her. I pictured exactly where she could go with all of my other bird, nest and Spring goodies. Oh well, I guess it will have to join that little vignette next Spring!
I think I am going to use some of these images, especially the fleur de lis, in my next applique quilt… in fact that one is already on its way to being worked on so stay tuned… Think French. Think Paris. Think Fresh Vintage.
Talk to you soon.