I just put the finishing touches on my one foot square auction quilt for the 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction. Although the final deadline is June 1, I wanted this finished before I head to the SAQA Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico this week. I can't wait!
Travelling in the Southwest a few years back, I spent a day in Santa Fe and loved it. In fact it is the place I met the inspiring tree that is featured in my first tree quilt, "Standing Still", made just after I left my day job. Here it is!
The sky was bluer than blue that February day. Below is a photo of the amazing trees I met. The online forecast for this coming week is sunny sunny sunny for Santa Fe. Did I mention sunny? Hubs will be home taking care of all feline needs.
Thought I'd share just a few pictures from my 2008 visit to Santa Fe as I anticipate the sights I will experience in the upcoming week.
Chile peppers drying on an adobe wall.
Beautiful buildings and art along Canyon Rd. (gallery row!)
Jane Sauer Gallery (formerly the famous "Thirteen Moons" Gallery) where you will always find quilted art.
Native Americans selling their wares (mostly silver jewellry) at the Palace of the Governors.
There is an awful lot of ironing awaiting me. I've just dyed another 36 meters of fabric. The pile of un-ironed fabric now stands at 91 meters. I am preparing to be a vendor at the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild show on Mothers Day Weekend. I hope to finish some of the ironing today, but whatever doesn't get finished will surely be waiting for me when I get home!