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Sparks are Flying

I edited this and removed a lot of the sparks and started stitching. I found out that it is Google Chrome which caused the problem with uploading the photos. I switched to Firefox and no problem!

I am stitching the heck out of this because I have so many small pieces. Here is a detail.

I have to say that this piece is making me very happy as I feel I have gone back to what I love doing — making abstract quilts out of my art cloth.

I have had a very busy day. I did lots of laundry, got the guest room ready for my special company coming tomorrow, made a batch of berry freezer jam to use up some of the berries in the freezer from last summer, shopped at the Farmer’s Market and quilted!

I rented an infant car seat and a bouncy chair for Paige. Mr C and I successfully installed the seat in the car. I will be off to the airport at 8 in the morning. Soooo excited.

Tomorrow, my granddaughter leaves for a wilderness adventure with kids her age from all over the country. She will spend 2 weeks with other 6th graders surfing, rafting, climbing and hiking all around Oregon. She was given a scholarship for the program, and I am so proud of her. I know it will be an exciting time for her.

Here is today’s 3 X 3.


4 Responses to “Sparks are Flying”

  1. Judy says:

    Lookin’ good! I know how you feel about using your own fabrics for your art quilts. That is how it should be, I think!
    You must be so excited – well, now you must be very happy, as I believe Paige must be there!! What fun you and Steve are going to have during their visit.
    Mia is going to have such an adventure! Don’t you wish you could go to a camp like that too?!!!


  2. connie rose says:

    I LOVE this quilt, Gerrie! Great use of DSP’d fabric. I think it’s one of your very best recent pieces. Enjoy your time with Miss P.

  3. Francoise says:

    The fire piece looks very good like this.
    Have a good time with your little GD!

  4. Jeannie says:

    Wow! I love this! It makes me happy, too! I am thrilled for Mia. She is going to have so much fun and experience so much. Paige, oh my goodness, how can you contain the excitement? Enjoy every minute!