I just had the perfect kind of day prescribed to lower the blood pressure. It was spent with my quilting friends. We idled the day away in pleasant chatter about quilting projects, food, and bits of our lives. I decided it was too much to drag my machine today while I'm supposed to be resting. The host, Paula, made the most decadent dessert called turtle cake, chocolate with caramel, my two favorite things. This is one of the quilts she had laid out. It is a block of the month quilt from Moose on the Front Porch. The picture quality is not perfect as I took my old camera and I forgot how touchy it is.
I came home near 3pm and went for my 20 minute walk that the doctor said I could do until the blood pressure came down. Then I stretched out on the sofa with my watercolor pencils and sketchbook in hand to try sketching my roses. I am being very brave here with a picture. While I love to draw and paint flowers, I have never done roses; they are not easy! I need to do some contour drawings to get more of a feel for them and get lots more practice!
Finally, ever since I got published in the most recent Quilting Arts I've been so excited and I've wanted to do a giveaway. So, if you leave a comment about how you spent your Valentine's Day, I will draw a name before Sunday, Feb 19th, 5pm EST. I will giveaway a copy of the latest Quilting Arts and one of the book marks that I just made from paper fabric.