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Having a Busy Week

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Nothing like 3 days of meetings and appointments to keep you on your toes. I am so hoping to have a day at home for some studio time tomorrow. I got my Janome back and I am itching to get back to machine quilting the Rosales Organ piece.

We were very excited with the results of the election. I love that so many women won seats in Congress. All of the progressive measures for school and library funding passed in Portland. I think the results of this election and the coalition formed by the Dems bodes well for our future.

Yesterday, I had the local SAQA meeting here  — 26 creative women. Many revealed their challenge pieces. I didn’t get mine done. The challenge was to make a 12 by 12 quilt using SAQA’s new definition of an art quilt: SAQA defines an art quilt as “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”  We decided to use the latter part of the definition. There were some very interesting pieces.

Today, I had STASH at Terry’s. She is having a busy week like mine, so we went out to lunch. I had to rush home and then off in the other direction to have my one year post cataract surgery eye exam. No real change. Since I lost my red glasses last summer, I ordered a new pair. They are red, and I really like them. Can’t wait for them to arrive.

My Janome is working like a dream so I whipped up 3 x 3s with no tension problems.

Do you know that it is Thanksgiving Day in just 2 weeks! Yikes.