Thursday, June 17, 2010
Memories & Good Karma
This beautiful young mother-to-be is the daughter of my friend of 50+ years, Kathy. The quilt over the crib is the one I made in 1979 when she was born. Now I am honored that my handwork is getting a 2nd life. We're all excitedly waiting to welcome her new little one into a circle of love.
As I write this I'm watching Carol King and James Taylor on PBS; he just sang "Sweet Baby James" & "You've got a Friend". Their music was a big part of my youth and still sounds good to me.
Despite a rough start and nasty headache this morning, I gathered myself up and made it to Studio Group - better late than never. Each of these gatherings is important to me; I'm going to miss these wonderful ladies when I can't be with them on a regular basis. I believe our connection will last across geography. Three of us are moving soon: Karen to Seattle, Deborah to Annapolis, and me to central Texas. I want to believe that we'll spread the magic so to speak. Today was a UFO day with each of us doing our own thing. I'm working to finish a crocheted afghan for friends of Elliott & Celeste. Their baby has arrived early and thankfully healthy. I hope the afghan will give them joy. Flo brought 2 beautiful books to share today on Martha Mood. Flo studied with Martha in the 60's & 70's. Martha was a prolific artist & teacher and had a strong influence on Fiber Art not only in Texas but across the US. I never studied directly with her but definitely felt her influence. This is another reminder that generosity of spirit has a long life.