I made Home Sweet Home back in April 2002 when I was going through a monochromatic period. This is red, white and pink tho I have to admit one of the pinks has a bit too much purple in it... You'll notice some familiar Tonya elements: houses, words, piano key border.
I did a really great job (if I don't say so myself) quilting on this one, but of course this is the only photo I have of it and it's a lousy photo and so you'll just have to take my word for it. I quilted the word "love" on it in many places and there are hearts and curls of smoke coming out of chimneys.
I actually quite like this quilt - not quite so bland as the picture would have you believe. I made three quilts in this color scheme and almost made another, so obviously it appeals to me.
Yesterday we had a khamseen - a sandstorm. It sounds much worse than it actually is, at least if you're thinking of "The English Patient" and the dunes that get shifted during the sandstorm and people having to be dug out from underneath of 8 feet of sand. It's not like that in the city. The sand is so fine it's more like dust - it gets all gritty in your eyes but you're not getting pelted in the face. The sky was a weird white color with a tinge of reddish brown; couldn't see the sun - just a brighter white circle. A friend said if we were in Houston we'd be running for a tornado shelter - it was that kind of an ominous sky.
I'd heard about the khamseens, a spring phenomenon, before we moved here and I thought they'd be far more common than they actually have been (knock on wood). So the nasty headache I had yesterday was either due to barometric pressure or just all the dust whipping around. Either way, it's gone and I'm feeling much better.