Isn't summer supposed to be that time when we pull out those lazy days "summer reading" books and lounge around sipping iced tea? Here in Chicago it is overcast and rainy, a little cool, and I have had too much to do. My son is taking a really great cultural anthropology class that has had me running all over the place. It is a wonderful class and I loved our visit to a mosque the other day but I am having a hard time keeping up with my work too.
Over the last two weeks, I have been painting some small pieces, two projects for a book by an author we all know and love (sorry, can't show you those) and another small metal quilt (detail above) that was requested by a friend 6 months ago. I will deliver it to her in person when I see her at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach next month.
I am combining a trip to visit family in Los Angeles with the IQF Long Beach show and will be doing Open Studios and Make It University. So if you go to the show be sure to come by and say hi, I will post more details as the dates get closer.