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Last night I successfully published 8 new pages to the SDA website highlighting our 2009 conference. We still want to add some images, but the hardest work is done!!

I spent most of today preparing CD’s to enter 2 shows. I had to photograph a couple of quilts that had not been done properly before. One of the shows is open only to Oregon and Washington residents. It is called Dancing Hands and will be at the Springfield Museum in Springfield, Oregon. The prospectus said: Artists may submit contemporary fiber art; other media and techniques may be incorporated. There was no minimum size requirement, only maximum — I liked that. The postmark deadline is tomorrow. I was so happy that I found this today. Another successful accomplishment.

I have been mulling over in my mind whether I could find the time to participate in the Breaking Traditions exhibit. This year it is a fund raiser for Fiber Art for a Cause, the cancer fundraiser started by Virginia Spiegel. The theme is One Voice:

This year we will give a voice to all the good that is present in the world. From the next door neighbor who helped to shovel your snowy walk, to organizations built solely on the purpose of serving those in need, to famous individuals using their influence to do good. We honor all those who stand up and say, in one loud clear voice, “I will make a difference.”

I had an idea this afternoon that I knew I could execute fairly quickly. I really needed a fun project that would get me back in the studio. I decided to honor a favorite organization of mine, Habitat for Humanity.

Here is my 12 X 12 quilt, almost finished. I have to do some more quilting and finish the edges. It is titled Indigo Habitat and is constructed entirely of indigo dyed fabrics. The fabric at the bottom is a commercial indigo from Germany, a gift from Kristin; the other fabrics were dyed by me last year. This folk art house was really fun to do. I think this is a success, too.

Look at what arrived in the mail yesterday!!

Judy was given one by a friend and, I, of course, was jealous. So, she scared one up for me. Thanks, Judy!! I am, after all, the original Obama Mama, at least in my universe! Oooo, I wonder who will be the VP. We should know soon.

We had cool weather and restorative rain today. It was lovely. Mr C finished building the farm boxes just in time. In case you were wondering, I am still waiting for the finishing touches on the bathroom. I think there will be some activity tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Success!”

  1. jenclair says:

    The idea is perfect and so it the title. I like the way it seems to glow from the inside!

  2. Judy says:

    Love your house! You just kill me: it takes me literally months to make my little art quilt and you whip yours out in an afternoon! Well, I have something to aspire to, don’t I….and you are it!

    Glad your little sussie arrived, as I was beginning to worry! Yes, I’m eagerly awaiting the VP announcement too.


  3. Kristin L says:

    I love your Gerrie house! And not just because I love all things house-y. I really like the way the sky looks so sky-like yet you haven’t used any obvious cloud fabric. It also has a nice wide angle lens kind of depth to it. The house is just too cute. Am I noticing a more monochrome trend in your work lately? If it’s intentional, I do think it’s working for you!