I confess, there's not much quilting going on around here this week. My friends, Ian and Laura, are here from Bermuda. They are actually from the UK but are living in Bermuda for a year or so while Ian is on assignment. Ian and I worked together on a project about 11 years ago but I didn't get to know Laura until Ian was here on assignment for a few years. Laura and I started hanging out and became friends. So while Ian works Laura and I are hanging out. Yesterday we did shopping things and some errands but mostly just laughed at each other.
It's like a vacation week for me. Last night they were out to dinner with coworkers so I headed to the sewing room to press and starch the re-dyed black fabric.
I was watching a movie on TV so I kept going and decided to see how my plan was going to look.
I. LOVE. IT.
Now you know what I will be doing this coming weekend. It's supposed to be Friday and Saturday sewing with my quilt group but we have guests coming and Chris is away so I will have to stay here. I will go visit everyone Saturday though for a break.
One of the places that we stopped yesterday was the frame shop. I bought these bass fish prints as a surprise for Chris and had to hang them as soon as I got home.
They are hung in the family room/kitchen. They are watercolor prints from a local artist, John Bryan. He is also an avid fisherman and was on the faculty of VCU School of Art until he retired. Now he's the president of Cultureworks. My friend, Anne, has a large bass painting that he did. Chris and I both love that bass painting so I decided to contact John to see if I could get Chris some bass art of his own. He didn't have any painting (thank goodness for my bank account) but he did have a good collection of fish prints. I picked the 3 bass and took them immediately to the framers. I can't wait for him to get home to see them.
I have to admit that my plan was only to buy something to go in the space where I hung the 2 in the first photo but then I saw this one and fell in love. If I'm being honest I bought this one for myself. These photos are a little washed out and you miss some of the depth of color. I can't wait for him to see them Sunday night.
Speaking of Chris. The car really did turn out to have a very simple problem so it's not dead yet. He will fly home from Florida Sunday night and then Monday night I'll take him to Amtrak for a 7 hour train ride to this tiny town in South Carolina where he will pick it up and bring it home. (Thank goodness I do not have to drive home down there!) He still says that he's going to get rid of it and buy another car but I'm not placing any bets on that.
Laura is hanging out with a friend today so I'm in the dyeing studio.