Hello, everyone! I feel very out of the loop because I had almost no computer time during my vacation, and what little I had was just enough to quickly read some email. I'll be visiting blogs and catching up this coming week. I missed everyone!
My trip was great -- I went to my niece's wedding in England (her husband is British) and since we were already almost there, my husband and I took the Eurostar to Paris. Awesome! In addition to all those touristy things that people do, I also got to spend a wonderful day with Tonya of Lazy Gal Quilting. What fun! I saw all her fabulous quilts up-close-and-personal. It was like being in Disneyland. Tonya was so friendly and she showed me a few little tricks for making wonky letters. Then we went fabric shopping. I picked up 3 African fabrics at a great price. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do with them, but I like them so much I'll think of something.I also got to chat with Clare, the Dordogne Quilter, who was too far away to visit but close enough to phone. Since I started blogging, I've made so many friends around the country and around the world. I can't believe my good fortune at getting to know Clare and Tonya better!
I really haven't had time to do much quilting since returning home (little things like a zillion loads of laundry and mountains of mail took precedence). But tomorrow I'm having some minor surgery to fix my foot -- hoorah! -- and so my sweet husband suggested that I bring my sewing machine and projects to the main living area since I won't be doing stairs for awhile. I can't carry everything up, so I played around a little with Otto's quilt to choose a border. After auditioning many fabrics, I'm thinking of using a black and white check border with a red binding. Too much? Comments welcome! Remember, this is for a baby, and babies like high contrast.
It's good to be in touch with everyone again. I'll be seeing you in blogland this week!