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A Pretty Good Monday

Yesterday found me in a funk (Sunday that is). Perhaps I spent too much time vegging with sick Mia. The parents picked them up in the morning. I went for a nice long walk while Steve was still at church. In the afternoon, we went to Obama’s headquarters to get some training in voter registration. The training was: here is your clipboard, here are the forms, here is a pen, get out there and register some voters. I was not prepared to spend 2 or 3 hours in the hot sun (it was still pretty hot in the late afternoon) so I begged off until another time. I think I will try the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, if I have time. Mr C went to the nearby Trader Joe’s, with his Obama emblem and clipboard. He got thumbs up from the TJ crew. He stayed for 2 and half hours and registered 7 people!! One African American gentleman said he had not voted in 20 years. They were blown away by his success at the headquarters. I am very proud of him. We have decided that this election has taken a turn that requires action. This may be our last chance to save this country.

While he was gone, we had a 2 hour power outage so I couldn’t get out of the garage to do my grocery shopping until 6:30. I sat on the porch and read.

Anyway, I am feeling better today. I saw my dermatologist this morning. I had to have one little zapping on my upper forehead where I forget to put sunscreen. The good news is that I don’t have to go back for a year!!

This afternoon, I got busy in the studio. I was going to work on the 12 X 12 challenge, but I got sidetracked. I put 2 of my Liz Berg class studies together to make this piece that I call Line Dances.

Do you like that orientation or this one?

Someone requested that I let you know the size of my pieces. This one is 10″ X 15.” The Black and Red Construction piece is 10 1/2″ X 12″.

Tonight was Back to School night, as our EFM class restarted. It was good to spend time with our friends. Next week, we start on the Middle Ages — a dark time in church history.

I am looking forward to some quality time in the studio tomorrow. And look, the farm is still thriving.

11 Responses to “A Pretty Good Monday”

  1. Sandy says:

    I like the first one, too.

  2. Reva says:

    That’s supposed to be unstaBle up there.

  3. Reva says:

    I’m a contrarian; I actually like the second one a shade more. The first reminds me of marionettes on strings, the second of people dancing or even soaring over an interestingly-unstahle ground.

    Good on Steve for his registration efforts! Maybe I’ll see you at the Farmers Market tomorrow.

  4. Dale Anne says:

    I like the first orientation.

    You have to go out and get voters names at stores, etc. – why not just door to door……??? How often do you have to do that?
    With our upcoming election, the voters list from 2 years ago is the one that is being used and its up to the voters to make sure they are on there at the right riding or if they moved, added to the new one……..tho if they haven’t been in a new riding for at least 6 months, they are not able to vote.

  5. Francoise says:

    I prefer the first one too.
    (Did some work on my 12×12 quilt today.)

  6. terry grant says:

    I like the first orientation too. Good for you for doing voter registration! Yesterday (Monday) was my bummed out day. Felt so discouraged about the direction this election is taking and baffled by the enthusiasm for this mean, racist woman (Palin) whose story just gets more distasteful as it is revealed. I can’t wait for the debates. Maybe I can lift my spirits by starting my 12 x 12 piece today.

  7. MsLizF says:

    I like the first orientation….the x’s look like they are walking off the lower right hand corner. Very cool….thanks for posting the size of your work…

  8. Judy says:

    I like the first orientation of line dance best.
    the farm is lookin’ good!
    I’ve gotta get that Sarah Palin countdown badge, that is great!
    and way to go Mr C!!!!

  9. kathy says:

    Gerrie, the first pic caught my eye and I really like it…after looking at the second one…I still like the 1st one…I just gotta do some more shibori…

  10. dee says:

    good for Mr. C. Way to go.
    I like the first configuration as well. Don’t know why-it’s just more pleasing to my eye.

  11. Kristin L says:

    I like the first orientation. I have yet to start my 12 x12 piece, although I do have a vague idea of where I’m going with it. You’ve reminded me that I need to get out and register myself to vote!