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Break Through!



I tried a different configuration for the beads on my moon. It just didn’t speak to me. I had an epiphany that I needed to do some interesting hand stitching instead of beads. I had an idea in my head but wasn’t sure about executing it. I started drawing sketches of marks in moon shapes and decided I just needed to have at it. I did the curved lines first and was very happy with the result. I was originally was going to stitch circle shapes, but ended up referencing circles with some seed stitches. I used a variegated Perle cotton that goes from yellow gold to a yellow green to red. It was perfect for the discharged area. Here is the final piece which I love so much.



For a third piece, I am repurposing a piece I did with pomegranate photos printed on organza and collaged.



The first thing I did was remove the binding and finish it with a facing.



I already like it better, but I need it larger and more red. So I am making another quilt using red dupioni silk. I will mount this on top.


That is tomorrow’s project.

My raspberries are beginning to ripen. Here is Tuesday’s picking:



Here is today’s — almost double.



Needless to say, we are all very happy with yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. Now, Lisa and Clay can be  legally married and have the same benefits of same sex couples. I love how happy they were on June 1st!!


4 Responses to “Break Through!”

  1. Judy says:

    Love the photo of Lisa and Clay. They do look so very happy!!

    And those raspberries!! YUMMMMM. By blueberries aren’t ripe yet, but they are very plump from all of the rain we have had this Spring/Summer.


  2. Anita Lay says:

    A happy, happy day for freedom and equal treatment under the law.

  3. Marybeth says:

    To think that by the stroke of a pen so many lives will be so much happier and richer and it doesn’t make one whip of a difference in my life….why are so many so afraid of this change in the law? Of course in Wyoming the “guard” (old and new) will not change their views or laws.

    I am enjoying watching the process and struggles you have had with the moon piece. “Many small steps for Gerrie, one grand piece for the world to enjoy” – and you can use that quote!

  4. Dee McD says:

    Well first-congratulations to Lisa & Clay. It’s about damn time. People need to move forward and so should our government.

    This Moon piece is so lovely. I wasn’t sure where you were going with this but you sure wound up in a great place. The beading and threadwork add so much to the mix-LOVE
    The poms are luscious and the silk will only make them more so.
    mmmmmmmfresh raspberries