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I’m Baaaaack!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

A couple of times a year I have the convergence of three deadlines ?Ǩ the church newsletter, my guild newsletter and the quarterly regional reports to post to the SDA website. Yesterday, I finally finished all of them. I was really anxious to get back in the studio and I did ?Ǩ so I have something to show later.

First, I want to say how difficult it is to see the total devastation on the Gulf Coast. Give what you can to the Red Cross!! Or if you want to put your creativity to work, Laura Cater-Woods is putting together an art quilt sale with proceeds to go to the relief effort. If you would like to participate, go to her blog  and e-mail her for information.

Karey Bresenhan, director of the International Quilt Festival, has put together several opportunities. She will match donations to the Red Cross and she will accept and donate comfort quilts to the refugees in the Astrodome. Go to Quilts.com  to get all the details.

Sonji looked so darn cute in the picture Mrs. Mel had of her on her blog that I said I had a girl crush on her. She asked me to explain this phenomenon to all of you. there is actually a book out about this. Essentially, a girl crush is feelings of admiration and adoration which a girl has for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl. A nonsexual attraction, usually based on veneration at some level. You know you’ve had them!!

Update on Princess Bad Hair Day: David is out of the picture. Cynthia e-mailed  me to tell me she had to let him go – something about "being on something"! That could have been a disaster. She wants me to try Britanny. Not going to happen. Brittany is barely 20 years old and can do a great Jennifer Aniston do, but she is not touching my hair! My plan is to sit outside salons and watch clients come an go and find someone with hair that I adore.

Today, I did my self-portrait which I plan to send to the Quilting Arts challenge. A little background. When we lived in Wilmington, NC, I took a print making class. Here is a self portrait I did, called Picasso Woman:


This was based on this photo when I was in college:


Isn’t there a resemblance?

So here is my rendition in fabric. I decided to do it all in black and white. So what do you think?


Gotta make an agenda for the guild meeting tomorrow. Bye for now…