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Something Finished?



I think I have finished the painted edge of the gallery frame for Fiesta. The painting is quite primitive, but so is my stitching!! I think it looks pretty good. I want to seal it with some gel medium once it is dry.

I didn’t get much done on the big silk piece. I decided I didn’t want to scrimp so I quickly order some more rainbow dyed silk today. Hope it gets here, soon.

Today, I went out to do some errands. I had to return some things to Macys that didn’t fit and pick up some jewelry that needed some repairs. After I left the mall, I stopped at Fred Meyer to do some grocery shopping. I heard an announcement over the PA system saying would the owner of a beige Lexus with license plate 430CJN please come to customer service. Scared the heck out of me. I thought maybe somebody had done a smash and grab or backed into my car. It turns out that some good Samaritan noticed that I had a flat tire and wanted to be sure that I knew. A quick call to Mr C and he came and took care of the tire while I took his car home with the groceries. I am very grateful to that person because I think I would not have noticed it.

Here is today’s drawing with some watercolor enhancement.

drawing 3-19-13


I thought I would show you the original.



Tomorrow, I have the monthly SAQA meeting here at my house. I am so impressed with how dedicated the members are. We get a pretty good attendance every month.

4 Responses to “Something Finished?”

  1. The painted edge looks great and so does all the stitching.

  2. Connie Rose says:

    Love what you’ve done with that quilt and frame!

  3. dee says:

    Love the colors and handwork. Nice idea to make it a gallery wrapped piece-simple and clean looking.
    The bittersweet drawing is very nice Gerrie.
    Hope your meeting goes well-can’t help being intersting and fun with all that talent in one spot.

  4. Diane Piney says:

    Gerrie, I saw some beautiful Shabouri silk scarves, blouses and shawls today created by an artist who uses natural dyes like eucalyptus leaves and the wood shavings from another artist who turns wood to dye her silk and then textures it on a big tube with heat. I may have to buy one before we leave.