What was it?
No, it wasn’t the ipod, though I seem to have misplaced it AGAIN ---I remember sliding it into its case before leaving for Florida, I don’t even remember if it made it to the car, and I know I didn’t use it while I was there, so where is it?!
I’m sure it will resurface again after another couple of years.
I packed my suitcase with all the “Normal” stuff ----it was the laptop bag that felt too empty.
And then I remembered.
I finished my traveling hexie project while in Pennsylvania. I was about to fly to Michigan without handwork! This just will NOT do!
I’ve got an idea for what I want to do for another one – you see I have two sons, and I want to leave them each something that I have done completely by hand. It’s part of their legacy. They can have any of the other quilts I’ve made too, but those were never made with them specifically in mind. These two hexie quilts are. Or will be. When they are both done.
I had plenty of neutral hexies left from the “Lady in Waiting” quilt. Wanting to try a different color theme, I spent a bit of time cutting out some browns. I’ve pinned them in groups of 6. These are going to be a bit more controlled.
I haven’t made myself a chart of how I’m really going to do this design yet, it’s still in my head! But it starts with basic rosettes so that’s what I’m doing. 6 brown petals around a neutral center.
I’m just beginning. And it will grow and change and evolve from here. My hands are happiest when they are busy while I travel!
Speaking of traveling --- see that map of Michigan at the top of the page? Find Lansing! That is where I am flying in to. I’ll be bouncing back and forth between the Capitol City Quilters in Lansing, and the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild in Ann Arbor, returning home next Tuesday -- just 2 days before Thanksgiving.
This is my last big travel journey of the year so we are going to do it up big time MICHIGAN style!
And I’m off!