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Catch Up Day

Today, I accomplished  a lot of  things that had been hanging out there, just bugging me. I am coming up on a few days which could bring utter chaos to my life — the finishing and hanging of my show and the launching of registration for the Surface Design Off the Grid conference, for which I am the registrar. I am turning the dining room into the registrar’s office so that Mr C can go back to the basement and finish what he had started when I kicked him out!! I have to get copies of letters and supply lists done, buy stamps and envelopes and start the online data entry. Whew!

I made a thermofax from a pdf that Kristin sent me and got it shipped to her. I also whipped up this little gilded pear wall hanging to go into another mailing.


I am one of the invited artists for Virginia Speigel’s Reverse Auction for Fiberarts for a Cause. Because of my show, I could not get a quilt done so I am giving one of my hand-dyed, discharged and foiled scarves. I had a couple of scarves with the discharged circles. For this one, I made a thermofax screen of x’s. I screened the foiling glue onto the scarf:


Then, I ironed on copper foil. I call this the hugs and kisses scarf!



Would you bid on this?

Here is a sneak peek at my next project, which is a wall of Palestinian graffiti and art from photos taken in the West Bank.


Tonight, Mr C and I went to see a really good film — Doubt. It was perfectly cast. All of the actors were superb and gave this film validity. It is not a feel good film. It has some funny moments, mainly provided by the character played by the fabulous Amy Adams.

5 Responses to “Catch Up Day”

  1. Judy says:

    Hugs & Kisses is wonderful….yeah, I’d bid on it! I’ve had my doubts about seeing Doubt, only because the previews really didn’t pique my interest. However, after your positive review, I may rethink things. The pear is great! MMMMM


  2. PaMdora says:

    yes! I would bid on the hugs and kisses scarf!

  3. Reva says:

    Jer and I saw Doubt, the play, at Portland Center Stage, and thought it was excellent. I’ll be interested in seeing Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the lead roles.

  4. Kristin L says:

    I would totally bid on your hugs and kisses scarf! I hope it makes lots of money for the auction.

  5. karoda says:

    Love the red sofa, want to see this movie too, the gilded pear is fabulous…would look good in a still life bowl…didn’t SDA and SAQA do a joint conference last year…the workshops look great but nothing major by way of workshops for me in ’09…not unless i’m able to squeeze into something at SAQA which I think is going to be in Ohio…looking forward to seeing the quilt influenced by graffiti! there was even a small protest here in my city this week!