5/10/10

Has it really been so long?

How come every time I vow to be a better blogger, I blink and it's a month later?
I feel like I have so much to tell you, but now that I'm at the computer... I can't think of anything. Does that happen to you? Or if you run into someone that you haven't seen in years, and they ask what you've been up to... and you can't come up with a single thing? No? Just me?
Fine.
So I've done some sewing, I cut out these triangles and played with them. This is an idea that's been rolling around in my head for a while. The gradation isn't quite there yet, I'll need to shop for a couple more fabrics.
Oh darn!
I like the greys at the bottom, it's the yellows I'm doubting. So much so that I'm missing a row of yellow, second from the bottom.
So there's that. What else?
A friend and I went to Big Sur last weekend. If you're not familiar, Big Sur is where we keep all the beauty in California. Beach and rocks and trees and geese just walking down the road.
We went to the restaurant that restores both our souls.
Even the sound of it is magical.
Good, good food, good wine or beer, sun and breeze and views to die for, and bluejays that try to steal your french fries. It's amazing. One part of the outdoor dining area has benches cut into the hillside, with cushions and pillows. you could just hang out there all day.
You know what else makes Nepenthe a life-changing pilgrimage?
It's owned by the Fassetts.
Lolly and Bill Fassett.
What's that? Who's their son?
Oh that's right.
KAFFE FASSETT Y'ALL!!
So I had to take this picture. I can turn anything into something quilty!
The ladies room in the restaurant is painted in a beautiful mural. I didn't get a picture of the mural, because I was trying to time my shot perfectly in between "visitors" so that I didn't look like a crazy person taking pictures in the bathroom.
So there's the top of my head in the mirror, and Kaffe's signature below.
They also have a fabulous gift shop, where I bought Kaffe's latest book, and a tote bag SIGNED BY KAFFE, or, you know, someone else who can write his name with a Sharpie. But I choose to believe it's really his.
Annnnnd... I've made some progress on THIS quilt. It's a Jacob's ladder pattern, done up in some Simple Abundance, Mill House Inn, Aster Manor, and a dash of Patisserie.
Yes, that's my air purifier, that apparently needs to be in every photo. It's also the thing that causes my blocks to blow around the room at night, no matter how many pins I might stick in them.
These colors are closer.
I used different white on white fabrics for the background.
You know I pride myself on being a modern quilter, a lover of all things wonky and graphic and colorful, but I LOVE this quilt! I think it is just so darn pretty! Can't wait to see it finished, see what sort of border it wants to have.
Please don't make me turn in my Modern Badge.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Your jacobs ladder quilt is gorgeous! And I can completely understand about time passing so quickly - its been over a month since I last posted. At the moment I have been blaming baby brain for everything...will have to come up with something else in three months!! :)

Allyson said...

ooooh, love that collection of fabrics you put together for the Jacob's Ladder quilt. That will be a stunner when you are through! Can't wait to see more.

Big Sur is gorgeous. I grew up in Northern Cali and I miss all the beautiful parks. Especially the redwoods. Not that Alaska isn't gorgeous, but the two are so different. And that restaraunt owened by the Fassett's sounds so fun!