Let's see if we can start 2018 off with some nice things.
I started a new quilt! I guess technically speaking, I started THREE. Which is a little much even for me. I've been looking forward for months to starting "Patchwork City," a very modern quilt design that I love and that will take me approximately forever. It has 75 blocks, in three sizes, which can be fitted together if desired into 25 larger blocks (or indeed lots of other configurations). So far I've made six, and they're quite intricate and tricky. Fun! I also started two Tardis quilts for my daughters who each want one. This is a much easier job, actually, since I've worked out a pattern (of sorts) that will be fairly simple. A quilt guild friend gave me her leftover "Police Box" fabric, so I have the signs, and I have lots of blue in my stash...
By the time you read this, I won't be here at all. I'm very excited to head down to San Francisco for a bookbinding class! I didn't even know it existed until a couple of months ago, but I'm going to the SF Center for the Book, a place that teaches all sorts of book arts. Their class schedule is the yummiest, most tempting thing on the internet, I'm telling you. My mom and I are going to do the introductory class, and I cannot promise that I will not try to take the next couple of Really Serious bookbinding classes too. Even though I hate going to SF. I like the East Bay and would be much happier if this place were in Oakland or something.
Finally, happy anniversary to me and my husband, since today is our 22nd. That's like, half our lives. No, it IS half our lives, since we are both 44. Goodness. Here we are, two doofy, clueless kids: