Let’s start off with the rainbows and unicorns even though they happened at the end of the day not at the beginning. Still, they were the most amazing part of the day and I like to start off with a bang whenever I can.
This rainbow greeted me when I came out of the market after doing some quick shopping. Isn’t it terrific? Really the largest and closest rainbow I’ve ever seen and lucky me I had my camera in the car because I had just been to a quilt show. (Don’t worry more about that later.) So I was super happy when I got in my car and hopped on the highway for the one hour plus drive home in a small drizzle. As I headed up the road I could tell I was headed closer to the rainbow and wished I could take more pictures because the colors were becoming more intense. I thought to myself, “Wow, I’m going to see the end of the rainbow, maybe even the pot of gold.” Here comes the unicorn part – as I drove along I realized that I was going to drive right through the end of the rainbow! That’s right, I passed right through the colors of the rainbow and for one brief second I was bathed in unicorn breath or pixie dust or whatever rainbow colors are made of. So amazing, I was gob smacked!!
After that story my whole reason for being on the road might seem like kind of a letdown but truly the rainbow was the icing on the cake. I was out and about attending the Folsom Quilt & Fiber Guild 30thAnnual Quilt Show. I love this show and make it my business to attend each year usually with my friend Jeannie. Jeannie let me down this time by choosing to sail around South America for two months instead, go figure. Instead of taking a million pictures I concentrated on quilts or techniques that seemed unusual or patterns that I haven’t seen before.
|Leaves (and more leaves) by Suzie Quinnell|
|Here's a closeup of one of the leaves which as far as I could tell were ink drawn on fabric zentangle style.|
|Storm at Sea in My Stash by Sylvia Earl|
|Each prairie point was embellished using her machine's fancy stitches to make them extra special. I love details like this.|
|Flower Arranging Class by Laurie Vatacich and her friend Doris|
|Streamers by Donna Dale|
|Kaffe A La Mode by Lin Squires|
|the back view of Kaffe A La Mode|
|Poppies by Jenny Lyon (front view)|
|Poppies by Jenny Lyon (back view)|
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Until next time,