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Feeling Frazzled

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Last week, I was working in a very calm, neat studio. Life was great. Things change. This week, the piece I am working on has required me to audition and cut bits of fabric and now, everything is in chaos. On top of that, I dyed several yards of fabric this morning so I and my clothes are dye stained. I had a leaky wash basin and a leaky plastic baggie. As a result, I spent a lot of time mopping up my little wet studio. I did several shades of brown. The landscape and architecture of Israel is very neutral and requires a lot of brown. Lisa Call had some Kaufman pfd Pimatex fabric for sale on her blog. I bought 10 yards. I am anxious to see how this dyes.

I finally have the Sunrise piece ready for quilting. The sky was very difficult to do. I have pieces of tulle and organza. After I have done the thread work, this will look more integrated. I will add some more clouds on top of the current layer, I think. Doesn’t the water look fantastic?

I have been enjoying my morning and afternoon walks so  much. We have had sunny days in the 60s. I really should take my camera with me. The colors this fall are so spectacular.

I am trying not to get too excited about next Tuesday’s result. But, I have a feeling!! Won’t it be nice to be done with all the political advertising?