Occasionally, I find a real gem in my thrift store adventures. Of course, "gem" is in the eye of the beholder. :) My newest find, the crazy gypsy quilt, is very thread worn with most of the applied elements are either shredded or completely disintegrated. Washing the blanket further tormented these fibers, but was still a necessity. The same day I purchased this quilt I ran into Arielle at the Clash Fashion Show, who had freshly dyed her hair Hot Pink. The quilt contained several hot pink sections, so I asked Arielle if she would model for me and she agreed! I adore her smile and bright eyes, but it was the moments when she was "sleeping" that really intrigued me.