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Feeling Frazzled

Last week, I was working in a very calm, neat studio. Life was great. Things change. This week, the piece I am working on has required me to audition and cut bits of fabric and now, everything is in chaos. On top of that, I dyed several yards of fabric this morning so I and my clothes are dye stained. I had a leaky wash basin and a leaky plastic baggie. As a result, I spent a lot of time mopping up my little wet studio. I did several shades of brown. The landscape and architecture of Israel is very neutral and requires a lot of brown. Lisa Call had some Kaufman pfd Pimatex fabric for sale on her blog. I bought 10 yards. I am anxious to see how this dyes.

I finally have the Sunrise piece ready for quilting. The sky was very difficult to do. I have pieces of tulle and organza. After I have done the thread work, this will look more integrated. I will add some more clouds on top of the current layer, I think. Doesn’t the water look fantastic?

I have been enjoying my morning and afternoon walks so  much. We have had sunny days in the 60s. I really should take my camera with me. The colors this fall are so spectacular.

I am trying not to get too excited about next Tuesday’s result. But, I have a feeling!! Won’t it be nice to be done with all the political advertising?

10 Responses to “Feeling Frazzled”

  1. Reva says:

    Looking good, Gerrie! (And yes, I’m so ready for the election to be over.)

  2. kathy says:

    This is coming along beautifully. I love it.

  3. Lisa says:

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of the pimatex pfd. I love how it takes the dye.

  4. teri says:

    Wonderful, Gerrie. The water and sky are just perfect.

    Oh, I will be SO glad to not have to look at that awful excuse of a “hockey mom” any more. It grinds me every time I hear it. She has ruined being a hockey mom for me. Now I am the “team” mom.



  5. Karen Rips says:

    The water is great, brings back so many memories of our time in Israel. I’m finally starting to relax a little about the election, which I know I shouldn’t do, anything can hppen between now and next Tues., including the chaos at the polls. My husband is worried the current admin may declare marshall law and close down voting. I’m tired of bieng pessimistic

  6. dee says:

    It’s beautiful-can’t wait to see it finished.

  7. terry grant says:

    The water is amazing. I want to see this in person!

  8. Kristin L says:

    It’s beautiful!!

  9. jeannie says:

    I really like the sea and the sky. This is really evolving into a wondel piece of art. Isn’t this Fall turning out to be beautiful? Our dogwoods are just glowing in the sunlight. Have a great rest of the week. Oh, and our votes have been cast! Cheers.