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Thursday, October 11th, 2007

I have had a nice day. My STASH group met here today. We didn’t discuss our book. We had a few things for show and tell, but we did the most important thing — we talked a little, laughed a lot and had a great time catching up. I prepared a tortellini soup, pear, green bean and feta salad and an apple tart for dessert. I should have taken some photos before we consumed the goodies! And they were all WW recipes!!

This afternoon, I added the finishing touches to my last Round Robin collage piece. As I mentioned yesterday, I did two and it is a good thing because I noticed today that the first one I did was the wrong orientation on the page! Here it is. I used some of my Chinese Good Luck papers, and some motifs and a dragon that I printed. It also has an embroidered dragon, a red tassel and some old Chinese coins.

The other piece is my favorite. The first layer is torn tissue paper in 4 different colors. Next, I cut some curvy strips of a piece of art cloth which I glued down in a circular design. I then monoprinted a blue similar circular design. The final layer was copper foil. I painted glue with a brush and after it dried, I added the foil.

I decided that it needed a little more depth and detail so I stamped various designs using Tsukeniko inks.

I need to get these shipped off to Rita as she has been waiting a long time for her work to return.

The other activity that is occupying a lot of my time involves this:

I used some of my American Express points to acquire this shiny red IPod Nano. I am in the process of uploading all of our cd’s. I was complaining to my son-in-law, Jack, that I was having a problem managing all of my cd’s and he suggested that I upload them to an IPod and use it to play music in my car and on the home stereo. Brilliant!!

Tomorrow is the real Columbus Day and my birthday. It is my last year in my 60’s – eek! However, when I was shopping at Mill End’s yesterday, the clerk said – You aren’t 65, are you? Ha! I almost didn’t admit it, but I wanted the discount.

M & M are out of school and so we are going to go out to Hood River and hunt down apples and pears and pumpkins and have a birthday picnic. Doesn’t that sound perfect. Mr C will take me out to dinner in the evening. I am a lucky old broad.

Round Robin Collage Comes Home

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

First, a Wednesday weigh-in report. I was only down .2 of a pound at WW, but I know I have lost more than that in the past week. Our leader calls it the Oregon Hibernation syndrome. Most of us were up or had lost very little. We were wearing warmer clothes which do weigh more. At least I was down!!

In July 2006, I joined a group of artists from the Quilt Art list to participate in a round robin collage. There were 11 of us. I sent off this piece of water color paper with my hand dyed silk fabric fused t the surface.

I periodically got a peek of a photo on our Yahoo site, but couldn’t get a real sense of what had happened to it. Today, it finally came home and it is a sight to behold. It is embellished with all sorts of lovely things. I can still see my fabric shining through the background. I have enjoyed just sitting and staring at all of the goodies. The last person to work on it was Frances Alford and some of you on the QA list or readers of Quilting Arts, might be familiar with her work. I think she spent quite a bit of time making this the beauty that it is.

Here are some close-ups.

Now, I have to figure out how to frame and hang this.

In the box was another member’s piece that I need to work on and send on its way so that she will finally have hers to enjoy.