Catch-up Time

I am just so busy that I am finding it difficult to keep up with reading blogs and responding to e-mail. I have had new responsibilities added to my SDA website admin job and there has been a learning curve and some glitches to work out. Let me just say that if you belong to SDA and you received an e-mail from a region other than the one you live in, we are working on it. The web gremlins are at work.

While I was chatting with Derry, our webmaster in London, he told me that my personal site is one of their top 5 sites for traffic. Considering the number of sites that they have designed and host, I was quite happy to hear that. Thanks to all of you who keep my site busy!!

Look what I found when I was doing some reorganizing last month:

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This is a sweater that I started a few years ago. I decided that it was not going to fit me so I stopped knitting. The body was about two-thirds done. It now will fit me – yeah! – so I am finishing it. I lost the directions, so I have to figure out how to do the sleeves. I know I need to do some decreasing.

Today, I have been working on a couple of quilts that I want to enter in the PAQA South ARTQUILTSculture exhibit. I added some of the hand-dyed cheese cloth from Kristin to tone down some of the turquoise painting. I stitched it down with variegated perle cotton.

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I am mounting another quilt on stretcher bars. I also did a fix on the Moonlit Aspen piece. This is the way it was with that annoying branch at the bottom center.

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This is how it looks now. I still have to do some touch up stitching. Better, don’t you agree?

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I just saw a preview of the CD catalog for the Good to be Green” show that opens next month. The quilts are all spectacular. It is going to be a very good show!!

I keep forgetting to recommend a wonderful little movie that we watched over the week-end: Sweet Land. I really loved this one. I had not heard of it, but found it on Netflix.

A shout out for my candidate of choice, Obama! Nine straight. I hope when I wake up it will be ten. It would be kind of funny if Hilary took Hawaii, his home state.

8 Responses to “Catch-up Time”

  1. I think it is marvelous that you found the sweater that you were knitting and gave up on. Now, it will fit! That is so neat. Lovely color, too.

  2. kathy says:

    These piece are looking great, Gerrie. Wish I could see the big one up close and personal! I am also glad you won’t be wasting all that lovely knitting yarn.

  3. Deborah says:

    Where did the branch go? It’s like a magic trick. I must know how you did it.

  4. Jeannie says:

    Where did the branch go? I really love the upper piece. What is the surface technique on the fabric in the upper left corner? Wow, you have been busy. The sweater stoy is wonderful – congrats! Have a wonderful, sunny day. Cheers.

  5. Liz Berg says:

    I saw your piece in good to be green…very nice! when are you going to post some of your class exercises? you gotta share them…you are dong good!

  6. Karoda says:

    When I held a SDA membership I got a kick out of seeing your name in the credits. And make that 10 straight!

  7. jenclair says:

    Love the hand stitching!

  8. Judy says:

    Moonlit Aspens does look so much better without the little branch down there! Congrats on the sweater…hope you figure out the sleeve thingy! We saw Sweet Land a few months ago and really enjoyed it: reminded me so much of my Swedish immigrant maternal grandparents: August and Herman.

    xo