It is pink season in Portland, even though we got about an inch of snow overnight. I love the delicate pink blossoms that can be seen throughout our neighborhood.
I have had a busy couple of days. We had a lively SAQA meeting here yesterday. Last night, Mr C and I went over to Reed College to hear the Kronos String Quartet, a favorite of ours. They play very contemporary music and it was magical. When we left, it was snowing and I didn’t even care.
Today, I have had a lot of SDA stuff to take up my time. I had a nice chat with our new director, Diane Sandlin. I did a mailing to all the SDA registrants for the SDA/SAQA conference in Philadelphia. I wish I could be there. It sounds like a fantastic program.
I received The Natural World, a portfolio of major quilt artists who explore the natural world in their work. It is a beautiful book. There are some gorgeous and inspiring pieces. I was particularly taken by the work of Ginny Smith, who uses wonderful bird imagery.
Another piece that I love and have seen in person are these cows by Ruth McDowell:
Having grown up on a diary farm with many Holsteins, this quilt really spoke to me.
For pure eye candy, I highly recommend this book, published by Lark and curated by Martha Sielman.
Here are my latest 3 x3s:
Tomorrow is the grandbaby’s due date. I wonder if she will be arriving? I will be sure to let you know, as soon as I get the news!!