One funny side note: I can't believe that the quilt show actually made the news last night! It seems there was a quilt on display of a woman sans clothing, showing a fetus in her womb, inside a cardboard box. The designer was apparently using the art as a way of showing that so many are just a step away from poverty. This is where it gets interesting - some of you may know we are not only a VERY conservative state (no reflection on me, but I'm not from here!), but our city is also home to Pat Robertson and The 700 Club... yeah, that guy! Well, they are all over the news saying the quilt must be removed from display, it's "morally hurting" the population, yada, yada, yada...
I personally think what took everyone by surprise is the medium for the art, being a quilt. I think that if this same depiction was done in say, a painting, people might not have liked it and shook their heads, but would have just walked on. We seem used to shrugging off things we don't like on canvas, but apparently the quilt has shaken the foundation of all things morally right and good (rolling eyes here). What do you think? I have seen it and I must say I don't like it, but not because of the depiction, but only because I think it's ugly LOL. I don't want to copy any photos since it's a current news item, but you can see it here.
Moving on, here's what got added to my stash today. The top fabric is destined to become a sundress or skirt, but the others I just liked and will work into a quilt or something, who knows? It's nice to just be able to shop for fabric I like with no particular project in mind - "inspiration fabrics"!
One last thing before I sign off... my only niece and only little girl in the family is turning 2 today!