Have you ever run into a dear friend who you have lost touch with? Most of the time, I just jump right back into the friendship. If we connected five years ago, most likely that connection still exists inside of us. Still, there are those awkward moments when you don’t know what to say. Too much time has lapsed–you have become different people.
Wine, friends, and a view. It really doesn’t get much better than that. We are up in Kennicott, Alaska on the deck of the Kennicott Glacier Lodge. It has been the summer of the wasp nest. Tripp and Ozzy have taken great pride in eliminating them from the neighborhood. I wanted to keep this one. But Tripp wanted to see what was inside. Jason Lobo’s pigs came for a studio visit. Now that they are reality TV stars, they think they can drop by WHENEVER. We drove back from McCarthy and on to Hope, Alaska for a wedding. Everyone should get married in HOPE, don’t you think? It was a beautiful thing.
I finally finished a quilt top. But, like nine of ten art quilters in the world right now, I can’t show you what it looks like. I will say, that even for me, it has involved a lot of cut, stitch, and press. I also finished a new summer blouse based on the Staple Dress pattern by April Rhodes. I tried a no smile approach to modeling and that didn’t really work out for me. But the shirt is great. We watched a fantastic documentary about Diana Vreeland. Vreeland kind of single handedly created what we know as fashion. The movie is called Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. It is a great look at history, fashion, and an amazing woman. I am back to electricity and my long arm quilting machine. I turn on the tap and water runs out of it. It is good to miss these things, and it is good to be back. I’m ready to write some blogs! Is there anything in particular you’d like to talk about?