What a lovely trip it was. Here is a scene from the last leg of my journey, looking out the parlor car window on the Amtrak Coast Starlight, of the Pacific Ocean, somewhere near Los Angeles.
And here are the trains from the West (L.A.) and East (Chicago) meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It would have been easy to get on the wrong train (except for all the announcements warning us not to).
I worked a lot on this block for my grandson's quilt of my great great grandmother. The photos were printed on silk for me by the Pixeladies, then I stitched over it to make sure it will withstand multiple washings etc. This sort of image has the added feature of being a little like a movie, because as the fabric moves around, in the course of being used, the facial expression changes, so the interaction can be very like a conversation.
This is the beginning of a spotted pony I'm making for Jude's Patchwork Beast online class. These classes have been so wonderful; I will miss them...they have helped me see cloth differently and interact with it more lovingly.