It's been cold and gray here, so I went to the stash closet in search of color. The painted red sunset sky fabric was bought at the International Quilt Festival a couple of years ago with no particular plan for its use. I wanted to do something recognizing the characteristics of the flat Coastal Plain; a dramatic sunset seemed a good starting point. From there I went to red linen, chartreuse raw silk, and some variegated rayon ribbon (intended for knitting) to symbolize our computerized rice fields, with the irrigation channel transecting the piece. A few geometric/engineering challenges, but it's ready to be sandwiched with batting and backing so I can begin hand stitching.
We had icy roads this morning, a rarity for this region, and everyone was encouraged to stay home. I didn't have any long distance errands anyway; it's a day for soup or stew and a cat on the lap.
Sister Penny, if you see this you'll recognize that blue silk. Yes, I still have a little left, think of you every time I go into the silk bin.
Stay warm, my friends.