Recent photos on my phone show the deepening of our late autumn. With the rain the leaves are darkening, the shadows are deep blue-gray and the skies have turned to soft, liquid watercolor blends. This season is, in my opinion, the most distinctly representative of the Pacific Northwest. It is rich and earthy and fragrant with fir and cedar and rain.
When the clouds lift, the morning sun comes in sideways, creating patterns across the carpet and highlighting every dust mote and dirty window.
This afternoon I'm back in my studio, after a week including our Columbia Gorge getaway and Thanksgiving, and very little studio time. I am thinking, for the first time this year, about Christmas. I saw instructions online for a 5-pointed origami star, so the first thing I did was to see if I could make one.
Neat, huh? (Instructions here)
Now I am back at work on the Quito quilt.
This part is going to take awhile.