zibaldone | 7.26.22

 IMG_5668    sunset over Sisters’ Mountains

Earlier this morning, at the end of The Writers’ Hour, 8:59 am, ESDST, I wrote: “Time for the monthly blog wrap up/weigh in … I have an idea to share and best get busy with the post … it’s the 26th, after all… just not feeling it … too many distractions. Too many! Not supposed to rain til the afternoon … so, I think I’ll get dressed, rewrap my foot – it looks less swollen and go for a stroll in the park.” And that I did.

T’was nice to resume this AM practice after having been away for two weeks – on my trip to Sisters OR,  my favorite place on the planet (of all the places I’ve visited over my lifetime, Aruba, Hawaii, and Austria come in 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively).

I hadn’t been to Sisters since the Fall of 2017. I’d not planned to stay away that long but as we all know, life took a totally – can’t even think of a proper word – unanticipated turn the Spring of 2020. The world shut down!

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July 9! The day of the 49th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show finally arrived. Over 1200 quilts from around the world had arrived and were hung on the outsides and insides of buildings, from trees, in parks, etc.

These were three of quilts made by instructors. The butterfly quilt was designed and stitched by Tula Pink. I tried to register for the two day class but hah! T’was sold out within the first five minutes of registration in February! Classes were limited to 20 people! Covid, you know… I did not take any classes.

But, I had a wonderful visit with my friends, was treated like royalty and made some new friends, too. The next best feature of my trip was having my desire to resume quilting, specifically mark making using bits and pieces of fabric and primarily hand – stitching, nothing as elaborate as the butterfly, rekindled. I’ve been away too long.

Initially, I’d planned to go to Washington but had to revise those plans. My intention is to return soon – in the not too distant future – all things considered.  In the meantime, I have several ideas for stitchin’.

 

10 thoughts on “zibaldone | 7.26.22

  1. That butterfly quilt is stunning! I’m glad to hear it was a good trip for you, and I hope you’re able to join us on a Zoom soon so you can fill us in on the details!

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  2. Gorgeous, inspirational quilts, Honoré! I likewise missed what happened to your foot! Hope it is better soon!

    Your trip sounds so fun! 🙂

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  3. Oh wow! That trip sounds like it was just what you needed. What beautiful quilts. I look forward to seeing some of your quilting projects. I hope your foot is better soon.

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  4. So excited to see you returned to your favorite place. The quilts are exquisite. Thanks to your recommendation, I spent a day in Sisters on our last big trip before the pandemic hit. I would happily return!.Hope you’re back to 100% soon!

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  5. I missed what happened with your foot as well–do tell… I’m so happy for you that you went to Sisters and rekindled a passion. Wow, treated like Royalty—what awesome hosts–and you deserve every moment of it! I love the circle quilt….who made that one? Let’s do an OTV trip to Washington state, LOL! Let’s Zoom soon, mwah! ~L.

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  6. I’m so glad to hear that you made it to the quilt show! It would have been wonderful to take a class with Tula Pink — I’m sorry it filled up so quickly!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, what’s happened with your foot, Honoré? Hoping that it’s a LOT better by now … Delighted to hear your pleasure at being able to be at the quilts festival, and to meet like-minded souls: always cheering! That butterfly quilt is amazing. Your own quilt work has always been beautiful, so I look forward to seeing what emerges from ‘bits and pieces’ :).

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  8. I’ve never been to Sisters, but from everything you’ve shared (words and photos) I can see why it’s your favorite place – I do hope you get back soon! (and that butterfly quilt is … simply stunning!)

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