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A Busy Week-end

So what has transpired since I last posted? I finally am feeling normal after my pesky virus attack. I got my hair cut and the color freshened – that made me feel better.

I got a rejection letter from Quilts=Art=Quilts. I was disappointed because I really like that show. I was in it two  years ago. I know that shows like this one are very dependent on what the jurors are looking for and I think it will be a more abstract show this year. Anyway, I have two quilts to enter in other shows.

Last night we had a wonderful Eucharist at Trinity to celebrate the harvest season. It was set to the music of Neil Young and was very inspiring. I may be in my 70s, but I am not stodgy about changing things up.

You may be wondering what that photo up there is. Well, it is a rusty pipe that Mr C saved for me when he tore up the old irrigation system in our front yard. The theme for the next Twelve x Twelve colorplay is rust and blue green.

I thought I would try doing some shibori rust dyeing with the pole up there. So I soaked some silk fabric in vinegar and water and wrapped it around the pole. Then I sprinkled it with salt and wrapped it in plastic. Now, I wait.

I am almost finished with Allegro. It is all basted. I just need to do the final stitching of the pockets and trim the seams. It is going to be a difficult piece to  photograph because of the transparency of the organza. Here is a detail.

We have been having strange weather. Long, warm sun breaks and rainy downpours. The temps have been mild so it is easy to take. Hope you had a good week-end, too.

5 Responses to “A Busy Week-end”

  1. Karen Rips says:

    I was rejected from that show last time and it bothered me too, not sure why. I am rusting some fabric for the new challenge also, I wonder how many of us are using that technique!

  2. Rejections always take the wind out of our sails. I am still trying to bounce back form a big rejection that I simply do not understand!!!
    I am entralled with your rust pole wrapping can’t wiat tosee the big Reveal!!! I do so miss your part of the world- this fall we are desperate for rain here in VA wish some of your rain could make it over the mountains!!!

  3. Janice says:

    What! Your in your 70’s? No way, when I met you a year and a half ago I would have placed you in your early 60’s, just reaching retirement age from the regular work force. Love the Allego piece. Enjoy every glimse of sun.

  4. Francoise says:

    Too bad your quilt was rejected.
    I can’t wait to see the shibori piece. I hope to start working on my 12×12 quilt this week too.

  5. Carol says:

    The shibori rust dyeing sure sounds fun. Bummer about the show. I never really considered that quilting is so much like writing. I am learning lots. ;D
    Happy Days!