First, the quilt show: The East Bay Heritage Quilters is having their biannual (is that right? every other year?) show at the Oakland Convention Center this weekend. If you're in northern California, be sure to stop by because it's usually a really good show. I'll be around there all day Saturday and probably part of Sunday, too -- so let me know if you're going.
I'm doing my "debut" teaching gig there -- a demo of New York Beauty blocks. Not nervous yet, but I might be by Saturday! I'm working on some samples and prepping things to have in various stages so that I don't have to spend the whole hour just paper-piecing one set of spikes...
Okay, now to scaring children. My dear crazy husband is planning to sail single-handed from San Francisco to Hawaii this summer on a 30-foot boat. That is at least 2 weeks on a boat, 24-7, by himself. In the Pacific Ocean. Personally, I think I'd rather just shoot myself, but hey -- differences are what make a relationship exciting, right? I just happen to prefer dry land.
Anyway, he is all about preparation and is taking personal safety pretty seriously considering that he's doing this at all. So a few days ago he came home with a large box and proceeded to turn himself into a lobster:
Or perhaps a red Gumby -- I'm not really sure. he also slightly resembled the Tin Man:
It's a survival suit. Heaven only knows how anyone can move around in something like that, but it clearly is reflective (!) and watertight up to the face, and very very well insulated.