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This and That

Today, I attended my first Columbia Stitchery Guild Board meeting. I am now the president elect. I realized today that one of my big jobs this year is to cement some relationships with worker bees who will serve on the board when I am president. Reva and I drove together; she will be doing the newsletter, with another person. It is a very nice group of women. We had a nice lunch prepared by the old board.

I arrived home to find the new cabinets in the bathroom almost finished. They are so gorgeous. It was too dark to take a photo by the time our incredible cabinet maker left for the day. In the tall cabinet in the bathroom, there is a large door, two small drawers and another large door on the bottom. He cut these from the rift sawn white oak so that the grain matches just perfectly as you scan down the piece. It is really a work of art.

One of my Coupeville classmates sent this photo of the class, today. We had the maintenance guy take the photo. I think it is a great photo of all of us.

From the left, Judy, Nita (our fabulous class assistant) Teresa, Moi, Akemi, Patricia and Elaine. I can’t believe Judy was wearing a plain white t-shirt because most days, she wore one of her fabulous Complexitees.

My rusting experiment of the indigo scarf is really looking good. I am not sure how long I need to leave it. It is so hot and dry that I have to keep pouring water over it. My rusting source said not to put plastic on it because you want to have oxygen available to create rust.

Tomorrow, I have to clean up my studio, again!! I have started working on a design for my 3-D fabric teapot for a High Fiber Diet Challenge. I do not work in 3D very often so this will be a real challenge for me.

6 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Judy says:

    I cannot believe how ratty I looked in that picture….was that the case ALL week long, and if so, why in tarnation didn’t you tell me! And you are correct: I NEVER wear white tees, so what in the world was I thinking???? LOL (Had I known about the photo op, I’d’ve done my hair and makeup and worn a better tee!)

    xo 😉

  2. rayna says:

    Great picture! What? Judy has red hair now? As far as the rust, I dumped vinegar and water on my rust and silk and wrapped it in a black plastic garbage bag. It rusted in 2 days. What did I do wrong?

  3. Jen Anderson says:

    Hi Gerrie,
    Wow, you have been busy!Catching up with what you have been doing –I love the illuminated pears piece and “Copper Highlights” is wonderful. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to because I think of you as living my “someday” life (happy retirement, art workshops, wonderful times with grandchildren.)I take encouragement and inspiration from seeing your artistic adventures. Thanks! Jen

  4. dee says:

    You are the busiest gal I know. I loved the 3 pears-that chiaroscuro effect is fabulous. Things are a bit crazy here but I think of you often. The bathroom looks wonderful too.

  5. jenclair says:

    Madame President, I hope your term is successful and inspirational and uh, a whole lot of fun! Looking forward to the 3-D tea pot.

  6. Reva says:

    You can leave your rusty bundle for a week or two at least, according to Judilee. Maybe more, although eventually the rust might start eating through the fabric.