This past weekend I traveled to CT for a board meeting of the Franciscan Family Apostolate, an organization I belong to that assists families in Alleppey, India. It is something that my family has been involved with since the 1970's. A number of the board members visited Alleppey a few weeks ago. One of them brought back gifts of spices for the rest of us. She wanted to share the scents of India as we began our meeting.
I took one look and immediately thought 'art quilt'. Take a look at these spices. Included are cardamon, caraway, fennel and star anise. They smell absolutely wonderful and totally inspire me. The star anise is particularly brilliant.
I did pay attention for the meeting but, in the back of my mind, an art quilt was forming. :)