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Back to Work Day

After a day of fooling around, I got back to work in my studio today. I love this little fiber sketch that I made. I titled it pods. I love compositions with skinny black lines. I am trying to see how I can incorporate some in my work.

We had the pleasure of listening to chainsaws most of the day, as they removed a couple of invasive Black Locust trees.

I am working diligently on my Allegro piece. It is very time consuming compared to the work I usually do. I have to stitch and trim the little pockets and then get them in proper order and pinned to the background. This is the background. I like the way it adds another dimension when the organza pieces are placed on top.

I am not using any batting since I have the background and a backing and then the layer of organza pieces. I am getting each row lined up an pinned in place. I will probably play with the white pieces some more.

Look at what Mr Scooter did — knocked a box of bead soup on the floor. I had to get the cleaned up today. Maybe he was just sending me a message — clean up your mess when you are finished with a project.

I received some exciting news today. I have two pieces in the Blurred Boundaries show at the Fabrications Retreat. Apparently, Indigo Construction has sold and will not be coming home to me. That quilt has traveled a lot and I think it is great that it will have a permanent home.

8 Responses to “Back to Work Day”

  1. reva says:

    I’ll miss Indigo Construction; it seems like an old friend to me. Congrats on the sale, though, of course!

  2. kathy says:

    LOVE the fiber sketch and glad you sold your piece…that’s awesome validation!!!

  3. Kristin L says:

    I’m very excited for you — both in the sale of Indigo Construction and in your Allegro progress. 🙂 Woo hoo!

  4. Michele says:

    Congratulations on the sale of your work. It’s a beautiful piece.

  5. tallgirl says:

    Gorgeous piece this indigo construction….congratulations!

  6. Judy says:

    congratulations! woohoo!
    I’ll bet that like Barker, Scooter has no idea how big a boy he is. Barker has trouble getting turned around (or should I say that I have trouble when I watch him trying to turn around) as the tip of his tail is quite some distance from the tip of his nose….and either he doesn’t know or doesn’t care if he knocks anything over!


  7. Francoise says:

    Nice little fiber sketch.
    And congratulations on the sale! I like this quilt.

  8. Congratulations on the sale, Gerrie!

    I think the Allegro piece is going to be fantastic. Great movement!