Friday, December 4, 2015

Blasting Off

While I am required to be in Paris (France, not Texas), I thought I would take a mini-vacation. Admittedly, it will be cold, but it is Paris...and it won't be freezing. I have dug out my woolens in readiness.

And I can leave my studio in good conscience because order now reigns and the machine quilting on the Pomegranate Tree Quilt is almost finished.

It is a relief to be traveling light (only carry-ons); No huge suitcases to lug around. This is a challenge that requires organization, of course. My tiny purse (8"x7"x2"--I'm used to huge bags) contains the necessary documents... my sketching supplies: a small Moleskine sketchbook plus a smallish maze book, a variety of permanent pens, my favorite ballpoint pens, two Pentel waterbrushes a couple of pencils, Daniel Smith watercolors, an eraser and pencil sharpener.

And, I couldn't leave without fabric projects and some reading material, which are stashed in my carry-on suitcase.

I've included some Derwent Inktense pencils to draw on five pages of my textile sketchbook (white cotton fabric stitched to paper page). The gray fabric with black appliqué fits into a small bag with two needles and two spools of thread with 10 strands of cut thread (who needs scissors anyway?).

OK, I don't think I've forgotten anything.
I'm ready to blast off!


The Idaho Beauty said...

Love that studio shot! Now we get a better idea of the huge size & beauty of that quilt. Enjoy your trip - you look well prepared for idle moments.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Have a good trip! Stay safe.

Mo Crow said...

love seeing your studio space with work in progress!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Yay! Have a great time, I can see you're well supplied with entertainment. ;)

KhadijaTeri said...

Enjoy your break.

O'Quilts said...

Reading worrisome about you...Glad you seem in good form and are off to sew and work and be in Paris...enjoy