(and I forgot to mention)
Thursday – I went to the Hanford High School musical “Singing in the Rain”. Entertaining but not one of my favorite musicals. The best part were the films that they included as part of the musical, one as a silent film and one as a talkie.
Friday. – Friday Night Knit Night. Yup we closed the store. Or maybe that was the time before. Either way we stayed way late.
Saturday – Dave and I went on a lunch date. Soup and beer at Red Lobster. Then we headed over the the convention center for the annual quilt show. I take pictures every year and burn them to CD for MIL Hazel and SIL Linda. (though I think I forgot to mail the 2007 CD). I don’t take pictures of everything (450 plus quilts this year), I may not take pictures of the award winners (to each her own), some are great but I can’t stand the color scheme. I just take pictures of the ones that intrigue me. Oh and the People”s Choice each year since it is the same guy every year and his work is exquisite. So here are a few. I am going to start with a quote by one of the featured quilters because I think it applies to knitting too.
Old Time Treasures by Evelyn Sloppy, 2003. This is another quilt that started with a group of rust and brown fabrics that I just had to have. Then, I had to design a quilt around the fabrics. I didn’t have enough fabrics and had to add to it from my stash but that confirms my belief that we need large stashes. When I am working on a quilt, I don’t want to take out the time to run to the quilt shop to find more fabric. If you have a large enough stash, you’re bound to have just the fabric you need.”
See just substitute the word fabric with yarn and the word quilt with any knitted object and the quote fits.
p.s. I am in a spinning mood. Must go stare at the roving stash for a while.