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This and That, Again

I had such a good time tonight. Terry Grant invited me to a meeting of an art quilter’s group that she has been part of for about 10 years. They are not affiliated with any guild. I love their name: Second Tuesday at Somebody’s House. I had such a good time with Teri, Gail, Beth, Linda and of course, Terry. They made me feel so welcome. They are currently working through the Color and Composition Book and they are almost to where I stopped, so I guess I can pick that up again.

Today we got our Oregon Driver’s licenses; after two trips to the DMV. We thought our new checks would serve as proof of our new address, but, no, we needed something that had been mailed to the house. We  had to drive home and back. We also stopped at Kaiser to get a prescription filled. The pharmacy tech made my day when she asked me if I was an artist. I said , yes. She said I looked like one because of my jewelry and the colors I was wearing. I told her she had made my day! Last week when I checked in at Southwest to fly to Oakland, the clerk didn’t believe I was eligible for the senior discount and asked for my license back to look at my birth date again. She made my day, too! It doesn’t take much to make me happy!!

On Sunday, between church and Cirque du Soleil (which was fabulous), I sorted all the art work which was piled against a wall in the living room. I put pieces in rooms to be hung and took a bunch of stuff to the basement for dealing with later – maybe a garage sale. On Monday, we started hanging stuff.

Today, I finished hanging my religious art collection. I have it in the entry way with the church pew which we acquired in North Carolina. So here is how it looks:


Now I have to get the other guest bedroom done for Lisa’s visit this week-end. She has never seen the house before. I am hoping to get to the studio next week. We are going to put in full spectrum florescent lights. Right now it has track lighting with halogen lights that just doesn’t do it for me.

8 Responses to “This and That, Again”

  1. Judy says:

    I just love how you’ve hung your crosses!! What a fabulous collection. We too have a church pew in our entryway…now why doesn’t that surprise me…we like the same houses, etc! Above mine I have a wonderful vintage crazy quilt that I found in a second hand shop in Seattle…the shopkeeper had no idea what she had all balled up on one of the shelves in the back, so I gladly took it off of her hands!
    I will post you a picture one day.
    I don’t know about full spectrum fluorescent lights…perhaps you will illuminate me?
    I’m glad that Sharon R got the STASH, because I never would have!

  2. Sharon R says:

    Hi Gerry

    It took the second cup of coffee for me to put together the letters of your new art quilt group — STASH! How absolutely perfect.

    Glad you’re having fun in in your new home — can’t wait for pictures of the studio.

  3. eliza says:

    The cross wall looks fabulous! My husband and I pick up garden/iron crosses wherever we go (and we travel a LOT with the circus), and we’ve been waiting to paint one of our stairwell walls hot-pepper red to put them all up, much like your display. So I’m thrilled to see how it looks when it’s all put together! Thank you for sharing that with us. 🙂

  4. Deborah says:

    What a wonderful Holy Week activity. The religious gallery looks wonderful. Even the pew looks comfortable.

  5. Kathie says:

    The display of crosses is great. More is more, I always say.

  6. Karoda says:

    Your cross display is so beautiful. You should make one in cloth to add to it.

  7. m says:

    “Second Tuesday at Somebody’s House” is a GREAT name for an art group.

    I once got my wallet stolen and needed to replace my driver’s license. I went to the PA DMV, and they said they needed to see some form of ID to get my new license, and credit cards didn’t count. I said that that’s why I was there, my form of id was stolen and I needed a new one. They said a gun license would do. I said, “you mean if I was packing heat, you’d give me a new drivers’ license?” And they said, basically, “yes”.

    It was a Yossarian type of moment.

  8. Terry Grant says:

    Awww, Gerrie, you are so sweet to say such nice things. I was glad you could come tonight and everyone loved the stuff you showed.So much fun to see that yummy fabric in person.

    Your collection of crosses is fabulous!