Happy May Day!
It is snowing again in Colorado.
As I mentioned in my Saturday newsletter, I had to leave Santa Fe on Friday, to go home for an emergency root canal...so I can't report to you on the SAQA conference there. Darn!
However I had 24 hours to kill, and I kept busy taking photos to keep my mind busy. This is one of my favorite images. It is the entrance to a little gift shop in a hidden courtyard near The Shed restaurant.
If you look close you will see not only the typical Southwest items such as sombreros and serapes, but also red poinsettia flowers, and frosted donuts with sprinkles. By this time I was on major pain meds so I am very sorry my photo of the shop name did not turn out, but perhaps one our our New Mexico natives will let me know the name of the shop.
Anyway, I just thought creativity like this just has to be shared. Personally I can't eat donuts with sprinkles, but they still make me smile. Especially when they are used in an artistic garland over a painted blue door.
Today was my 2nd quilt class in Sophie's 5th grade class. Today we pinned the templates to the various fabrics, and cut out the pieces. Thursday everybody is going to get a needle and thread, and we are going to sew the pieces into blocks.
One of my favorite moments today was when the kids were measuring and marking the extra 1/4" seam allowance around the templates. One girl had a really slippery ruler and was having trouble. However she is a sharp kid, and she picked up on one of my favorite terms from last week's lesson.
"Should I just eyeball it?" she asked, in a conspiratorial whisper.
I looked around, hunched over and said - "Go for it!"
"YES!" she exhaled, and in 5 minutes went from slowest in the class, to completion.
Sometimes you just have to eyeball it in the home stretch.
And then add sprinkles.