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Meeting My Deadlines

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I am looking forward to a week of kicking back and catching up with my self. I have been on the run since we came back from the desert. I am beginning to feel a little cranky. But, I have to remember that I am doing what I want to do . No one is holding a gun to my head!!!

The binding on the piece for Fiber Art for a Cause is almost finished. Tomorrow, in the daylight, I will take a final photo for Virginia. I took it to STASH today and everyone said it looks so different than it does on the web. It really is a very rich piece with some lovely vintage Japanese fabrics. Thanks to Dee, it has a proper title: Noshi Ribbons.

Tonight, I finished my piece for the SDA Off the Grid conference member’s show.



I have had the base fabric for some time. It was a brown fabric with orange in the mix that I discharged with torn masking tape resist. I added turquoise dye to the discharge paste. That orange glow always looked like a sunset through a fence. I added the other fabrics to the mix and call it Sunset Composition. I also added some hand-dyed Perle cotton to the mix. I need to sew a hanging sleeve to the back and get it ready for shipping before I leave for Eugene tomorrow.

The Silence…

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

was deafening. I got  no really positive feedback on the collage I posted last night. As I sat in the dentist’s chair this morning, I knew what I had to do. I needed to add more color and get the sweep of linear design elements more organized. I also decided to add a tiny border of one of the turquoises.


Here is a detail:


I will take this to STASH tomorrow and stitch down the binding.

The SDA piece is on the sewing machine, almost done with the quilting.