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This is a Quilt is Done

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I didn’t have heat in the basement studio until late today so it was a good day to sit and do the handstitching on this little sunrise quilt. It is done and on the way to California to be part of the SAQA trunk show. Silk and organza is hard to photograph. I am not sure this looks true to the actual colors.

Here is a detail shot:

I did an undulating running stitch. It looks quite lovely in person.

Yesterday, it was cold in my studio and when I looked at the thermostat it was blank. I put in two new batteries and it showed the time and the temperature, but the furnace did not go on. We thought the furnace needed repair, but it turns out it was the thermostat. $25 later, it nice and cozy in my studio, again.

I entered 3 pieces in the SAQA Volusia fiber show and all 3 were declined. I am determined to not take this personally. I really want to make art that makes me happy and fulfills my vision and not worry about acceptance into particular shows.

I have done some more perusal of the Drawn to Stitch book. One big problem with it, for me, is the list of supplies that are foreign to me. I think it would be a good idea for authors of books like this to list the comparable products in the US. I am going to try to do a couple of more exercises, if I can find comparable products in my studio. I am not going to buy anything new!!