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In Waiting

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Mr C and I are passionate about our politics. We always find ourselves in limbo when there is a presidential election. I think we are more nervous this year than ever before and we have been through many elections. So we are looking forward to getting on with our lives, whatever happens tomorrow. And tonight, we retire with this as our mantra.

I am keeping busy tomorrow. I have a guild board meeting and then a luncheon meeting with the other 2 co-chairs of Artists Among Us. We are going to get our call to artists our earlier this year.

I spent a lot of time working on a couple of Constant Contact mailings for SDA. I kept doing edits, sending it out, then waiting for 2 or 3 people to weigh in, etc., etc., etc. I think we finally have them tweaked.

This is what my sewing table looks like while the Janome is in hospital! If there is an empty space, I will fill it up. I have the filigree pieces printed on freezer paper — just need to iron it to fabric and do some cutting.

I also pumped up the color in a few places on the Kelp Dance piece with some fabric pens. I think I have achieved some better contrast.

By the way, I got my website up to date. If you click on New up there on the left, I have all of my quilts from the last two years posted.

Fired up, ready to go!!


Getting Rusty

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I suddenly realized that I must get to work on my next Twelve X Twelve colorplay piece. The theme is rust with a blue-green patina. I found some scraps and warmed up with a fiber sketch using some blue-green silk and some copper mesh.

Here are the fabrics that I plan to use. I am thinking of incorporating some copper mesh or wire.

Obama was in town tonight. We thought about standing in line for two hours to get in, and then thought better of it. I was happy to see that there was a capacity crowd and were not missed!!

I used to rant about politics on this blog. It was part of my schtick. Then, I started a separate political blog. I deleted that.  Now, I find the whole political scene so depressing that I just want to escape from it. I feel in limbo, waiting for the next shoe to drop. I will be glad when November 2 is done and over, and we can move on.

Kimono III, Ready to Quilt

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I was quite put off by this, but with the encouragement of my readers I kept at it and I am liking it now. Here is  detail:

If I feel better, I will quilt it tomorrow. I am auditioning thread.

This book was just released. I received my copy today. These are quilts inspired by Obama.

The group quilt done by the Fiber Artists for Obama is in the book.

Here is a detail showing my block which has 4 screen prints of Obama (second down on the right). The quilts are currently traveling around to various venues.

I am lumbering through the day coping with whatever it is that is ailing me. I am hoping it is a virus that will leave soon. I am going to go to bed early again.

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist

Monday, February 8th, 2010

…Indira Gandhi

I am part of a group, Fiber Artists for Obama. We made this group quilt when he was running for president. It has been appraised for over $5000. It is now traveling in a show with other Obama quilts and is in a book edited by Carolyn Mazloomi which will be available soon.

We are now launching a show about racism and are doing a group quilt with this theme. I made the above block for the quilt. We  have an amazing quilter in Alaska, Maria Shell, who put together our last quilt and did all the quilting.

You may remember that Diane Hock made a quilt for the Twelve X Twelve quilt using organza hands — twelve of them to represent the twelve of us. You can see it here. I loved it and filed the idea away and thought it would work well for what I wanted to do for the racism quilt – a positive graphic of hands of all colors outstretched.

I did about 3 of these and they just didn’t look right. Once they were fused, they were really wonky.  I finally realized that I needed a six pointed pattern to help me line them up. So I drew this with my trusty compass.

See, high school geometry can come in handy.

Feelin’ Fine

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Thank God for the miracle of antibiotics. I felt better by Friday. I made it back to WW after a month of being snowed in, show stuff and car repairs. I was up 4 ounces – not bad. I also gave up on growing out my hair and went in to see Joseph and got it cut. Here is my latest I-book Photo-booth self portrait.  Oops, no earrings – naked ears!!


I said I wouldn’t post again until I had something creative to show. This afternoon, I started a piece titled “Somewhere, Over the Rainbow.” Here is a sneak peek. I have enjoyed doing some seed stitching with rainbow perle cotton.


Yesterday, we had a family birthday dinner for Mr C. He finished the painting of my office so that he could show it off. I still have some reorganizing to do, but here is a sneak peek. I really love the way the room is shaping up — so fresh and light and airy. It no longer feels like a dungeon.


M & M settled down to watch Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel.


We found out that two bull myths are false. They are not angered by the color red and they walked daintily through a china shop. Mia says the show should be called Myth Blowups!!

The Barnes family gifted Mr C with this beautiful succulent.


I made a delicious dinner of salmon roasted on a bed of potatoes, parsnips and peas and Mr C’s favorite — Carrot Cake.

Today was cold. We awoke to snow covering everything, but this afternoon, the sun came out. Maggie loves to sleep in the sun as it streams in the living room windows.


Finally, I just want to say that I am loving the changes that are coming from the Obama White House. What a difference. He has such a big job on his hands, but I think he is off to a great start. I took this photo on the TV when he was making his inaugural speech.