Whenever my mother calls or even when I call her, she always starts the conversation by asking, " So (though actually she uses the Yiddish phrase "Nu"), what's new?" That's not particularly unusual. Most folks have some version of that in their interactions with others. What is unique with my mom is that once I've answered the question and detailed all that is new in my life and probably even asked her in return what is new with her, she continues to ask the question...in the same conversation. It's not that she's forgotten because the next time the question appears it's phrased slightly differently. "So, what else is new," she asks. And when my response is, " nothing else is new," she incredulously asks, "Nothing?" It's like a verbal two-step we dance together every time we chat and it's been going on for years. I honestly don't know what I'll do the day I call her up and she doesn't start off with that question.
So, in answer to my mom's much asked question, this is what's new here:
These two pillow tops were created in an Improvisational Piecing class I taught to the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild and are based on the techniques and design of my "Nate" quilt from my book, Fresh Quilting.
Both pillows feature a mix of hand dyed and commercial cottons and are totally improvisationally pieced. They're also in my store waiting for new homes.
So...that's what's new with me. How about you?