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Rust, Quilt Show Swag and Gratuitous Cute Puppy Pics

Let’s start with the puppy. Lisa is visiting with Wilfredo, her adorable Chihuahua.

We had a family BBQ tonight, and he enjoyed the sweet corn, seasoned with chile powder and cumin — he even has Mexican taste buds.

My only problem with Wilfredo is his penchant for doing his poops right under my design wall. I don’t know if it is the large open space or his opinion of my work!

Last night, I took my rust dyed scarf out of its most recent dye bath. It got some really great marks. Lisa loves it and I am afraid she may abscond with it.


I had some fun shopping at APNQ. Here are some Japanese textiles that I love.

New thread is always a treat. Notice the turquoise and brown thread. I am planning a quilt for our bedroom to go with that thread.

And, I look forward to checking in with Elin Noble and buying some of her hand-dyed perle cotton.

I also found lutradur and beautiful cheese cloth for dyeing. I have to figure out what one does with lutradur.

I have thought about buying Jeanne Williamson’s book, and after I thumbed through it, I knew I had to have it for the inspiration she offers for doing the work.

M & M are sleeping over so they can spend more time with Aunt Lisa. Steph brought a copy of her book for me to see. It is really beautiful and well written. They have a section where comments from some readers of their blog are listed. I was thrilled to find a comment that I had made.

7 Responses to “Rust, Quilt Show Swag and Gratuitous Cute Puppy Pics”

  1. KT says:

    I got to take a class with Maurine Noble a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing how she uses her daugther’s thread in machine quilting. That woman is pretty fearless and Elin’s work is beautiful.

  2. Deborah says:

    Oh I love love love Elin Nobel! I bought a beautiful piece of (very spendy) hand dyed fabric from her years ago. I made it into a sketch book cover and I still swoon every time I use it.

    You sound so busy and happy!

  3. kathy says:

    Scarf looks great, Gerrie. And I love those hand dyed perle cotton skeins you got there. Some of those threads look like Wonderfil’s thread? They have great threads. Personally, I wouldn’t want to share my corn with the puppy!!! And shame on him for not pooping outdoors!

  4. Judy says:

    I think that Wilfredo is just awed ___less by your astonishing work!

    Love those perle cottons.


  5. dee says:

    Wilfredo is adorable but clearly has issues with your style!
    Sonds like you had a great time at the show. Sorry they hung the samll pieces so poorly. There has to be a beter way to showcase the small artistic pieces. They get lost next to those huge bed sized quilts.
    Have a fun visit with Lisa! All that telent in one house…wow

  6. kirsty says:

    What a talented threesome you are! Those girls of yours are quite exceptional, gerrie.
    Your scarf is lovely. The second rusting was a great idea!

  7. Reva says:

    Adorable puppy, great retail scores, excellent rusting results, and I can’t believe the book is out already (or nearly so, I see, checking the link).