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Keeping My Cool

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

It has been very hot in our town. This means taking walks earlier in the day, drinking lots of water and staying in the cool basement studio getting stuff done.

Before I show you what I have been doing, I just want to say this. Why in heck would I give a rat’s patooty to know anything about Victoria (Posh) Beckham. I am sick of the hype!! (Edited to remove the suggestion of profanity!!)


These are Texas Bluebonnets, in honor of Lady Bird Johnson. I adored her. I remember when she started the wildflowers along the freeways campaign. Every time I saw them in California, I would say a silent thank you.

Today, I decided to use some screen printed bamboo with some of my antique Japanese textiles. The first one has a lot of pink and probably does not look very wabi sabi, but I like the combo of fabrics and colors. The screen print is done on one of my discharged fabrics from the class last week. I don’t know whether to face it or do a binding in black or green.


The next piece is fused to black felt. After I quilt it, I think I will do the satin stitch edging. There are two screens on this. One is a discharge which discharged to blue. I decided to screen over it with textile paint to look like a shadow.

Wednesday is my weigh in day at Weight Watchers. I am happy to say that I have now lost 5 and 1/2 pounds in my first two weeks. I feel pretty good about that because this past week, I did a lot of eating out.

Tomorrow, we are having our Stash meeting at Gale’s house. She lives in Astoria, over on the coast. So I have to get up and be ready to take off at 8 am. It will be much cooler there, so it should be a good day. Well, any day with the stash women is a good day!!