Darlene has been busy on the other side of the condo since we returned to Denver from Cambridge. Today she finished two quilts with her trademark bright colors and zest. I love the mess of fabric and quilting paraphernalia in her studio as much as I like the finished products. The one on the left is headed for my sister’s place outside Santa Fe, and the one on the right will end up on St. John, US Virgin Islands, with Darlene’s sister.
When we’re on a working jag like we’ve been for the past two weeks, we don’t see each other much even though we spend all day under the same roof. But the buzz of creation makes the house a happy place. I bang away at my MacBook Pro, preparing my next talk on Technology and the Arts. She putters with thread and fabric. Our Yorkie Claire wanders from one workplace to the other, happy enough to carry her ball around, waiting for someone to take a break and throw it for her.