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Catch-up Time

I am just so busy that I am finding it difficult to keep up with reading blogs and responding to e-mail. I have had new responsibilities added to my SDA website admin job and there has been a learning curve and some glitches to work out. Let me just say that if you belong to SDA and you received an e-mail from a region other than the one you live in, we are working on it. The web gremlins are at work.

While I was chatting with Derry, our webmaster in London, he told me that my personal site is one of their top 5 sites for traffic. Considering the number of sites that they have designed and host, I was quite happy to hear that. Thanks to all of you who keep my site busy!!

Look what I found when I was doing some reorganizing last month:


This is a sweater that I started a few years ago. I decided that it was not going to fit me so I stopped knitting. The body was about two-thirds done. It now will fit me – yeah! – so I am finishing it. I lost the directions, so I have to figure out how to do the sleeves. I know I need to do some decreasing.

Today, I have been working on a couple of quilts that I want to enter in the PAQA South ARTQUILTSculture exhibit. I added some of the hand-dyed cheese cloth from Kristin to tone down some of the turquoise painting. I stitched it down with variegated perle cotton.


I am mounting another quilt on stretcher bars. I also did a fix on the Moonlit Aspen piece. This is the way it was with that annoying branch at the bottom center.


This is how it looks now. I still have to do some touch up stitching. Better, don’t you agree?


I just saw a preview of the CD catalog for the Good to be Green” show that opens next month. The quilts are all spectacular. It is going to be a very good show!!

I keep forgetting to recommend a wonderful little movie that we watched over the week-end: Sweet Land. I really loved this one. I had not heard of it, but found it on Netflix.

A shout out for my candidate of choice, Obama! Nine straight. I hope when I wake up it will be ten. It would be kind of funny if Hilary took Hawaii, his home state.

8 Responses to “Catch-up Time”

  1. Judy says:

    Moonlit Aspens does look so much better without the little branch down there! Congrats on the sweater…hope you figure out the sleeve thingy! We saw Sweet Land a few months ago and really enjoyed it: reminded me so much of my Swedish immigrant maternal grandparents: August and Herman.


  2. jenclair says:

    Love the hand stitching!

  3. Karoda says:

    When I held a SDA membership I got a kick out of seeing your name in the credits. And make that 10 straight!

  4. Liz Berg says:

    I saw your piece in good to be green…very nice! when are you going to post some of your class exercises? you gotta share them…you are dong good!

  5. Jeannie says:

    Where did the branch go? I really love the upper piece. What is the surface technique on the fabric in the upper left corner? Wow, you have been busy. The sweater stoy is wonderful – congrats! Have a wonderful, sunny day. Cheers.

  6. Deborah says:

    Where did the branch go? It’s like a magic trick. I must know how you did it.

  7. kathy says:

    These piece are looking great, Gerrie. Wish I could see the big one up close and personal! I am also glad you won’t be wasting all that lovely knitting yarn.

  8. I think it is marvelous that you found the sweater that you were knitting and gave up on. Now, it will fit! That is so neat. Lovely color, too.