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Keeping Busy

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Whew! It has been rather busy around our house. We have not slept in our bed for several nights as the bedroom has been torn apart while Mr C paints and puts up the new woodwork trim. He says that we are spending just one more night in the guest bedroom. This better be true because Mark and Jayme are getting here on Tuesday!! I need to launder duvet covers and get everything cleaned up.

One of our friends from Santa Rosa was in town. We took her and her host to church with us and brought them back to our house for lunch. It was great to see Melinda and catch up on all the Santa Rosa gossip. Her host, Jack, works for the Architectural Heritage Center, and we had previously met him as he did the Mid-century Modern house tour that we took part in a couple of months ago. We have always been curious about the style of our house as it seemed to be a mix of art deco and mid-century ranch. He said that it is Art Moderne. He also was pretty sure who the architect was. This was very interesting information for us.

While he has been redecorating, I have been off on an art quilt tangent. I took two of the fabrics that I created in classes over the past several months and made this piece that I call Global Warming:


Here is a closeup:


I did fairly simple quilting on this so that the fabric could speak for itself. I am trying to figure out how to use some of the complex cloth that I have created in classes. I used the hand-dyed greens to anchor this piece and to give the eyes a place to rest.

I really enjoyed doing this and have already started on another.

I want to take some time to brag about my daughters. Lisa has just made the big announcement that she and her friend Rena are opening a gallery/shop in San Francisco. You can read about it here. I am so happy for her and proud of her for following her dreams and her passion.

Stephanie makes the most wonderful soft sculptures. Her latest creations are this polar bear and this swan. They are just beautiful, don’t you agree?

So that is what I have been up to. What have you been doing? Oh, I am sorry to tell all of you suffering in the rest of the country that it has been quite cool and a little drizzly, and I have quite enjoyed it!!