Just back from vacation with a time zone impaired brain that is full of images of ancient art and achitecture. Spending a week in Rome was an amazing escape from the daily ruts and routines. So much beautiful art with interesting history, so many ancient ruins and their stories, meals on piazzas, and shoe stores galore. A living dream! I could not escape the influence of my occupation entirely though as you can see...
The tiled marble floors were fascinating. These are all from the Vatican where one cannot even begin to appreciate all that is offered for viewing in just one visit. At some point I started looking down and was amazed by the floors. (Of coarse, I saw quilt patterns!) The intricacy of the inlaid marble (probably stolen/recycled from the Forum) was impressive - and to think we have issues with fabric and a 1/4 inch seam! The colors were rich and beautiful. It sort of blew my mind when I thought about these being created in the first century A.D. and now walked on by somewhere around 30,000 people a day. Wow!
The location of this last more randomly pieced one was what impressed me. It was in a public vendor space off the street across from the train station where we had espresso and waited out a thunderstorm. It was no big deal to anyone at all and trodded on by hordes of people and vendor's carts but I thought it was really special.
Oh - and finally, I like this guy's outfit!
Meanwhile - back at the shop, the ladies did a fantastic job keeping things going in my absence. Of course, there were some unexpected problems to resolve and they did so expertly. LOTS of new fabric came in and projects were finished. I'll catch up in the weeks to come with pictures but you should just come and see for yourself and don't forget...
6th Anniversary Sale
Friday 9/19, Saturday 9/20 and Sunday 9/21
20% off regularly priced fabric