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Sunday Night Potpourri

First, let me just preface this by saying I feel yucky. And I am not happy about it because I have a busy week planned. For starters I was going to Northwest Quilter’s tomorrow to hear Larkin Van Horn talk about beading. The meetings are practically in my neighborhood. Then on Tuesday I have to see the oncologist in the morning and I have the Stash meeting here at my house in the evening. I’m hoping it is one of those 24 hour things. I have a Little fever, chills, swollen glands and I feel like a truck ran over me.

I am excited to announce that I am going to have a website soon. You can go here to see the holding page. I have to come up with a wish list of what I want on the site so if any of you have some ideas, let me know.

On Thursday, Mr C and I went to Lake Oswego and found A Common Thread. I was happy to find them because they are a Bernina/Janome dealer and they do have thread – not as much as I had hoped. I love Superior’s King Tut thread. I did find this lovely little bundle of hand-dyed thread from the UK, called Oliver Twists.


Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of 9/11. Have you been thinking back to that day? I remember waking up and turning of the TV while I was still in bed. They were showing a plane flying into a building. Well, the rest is history, as they say.

I was a new quilter and working on my first ever guild challenge. We were given a piece of gray and black batik which had these dancing characters. I decided to enlarge the figures in black and applique them to a wacky nine patch background. It was sort of therapeutic to have this quilt to work on as I watched the horror of those days unfold.


I kept adding more and more embellishment to the figures as if I wanted to cover up the events of those days. Here is a close-up. Please be kind, I had only been quilting for a year.


I am signing off to watch the final installment of Design Star on HGTV, I sure hope the hunky David wins.

7 Responses to “Sunday Night Potpourri”

  1. teri says:

    Hope you are feeling better.

    Interestingly, looking at that quilt- the figures are dancing but neither looks happy. Perhaps a reflection of the events??

    I did not post on 9-11; just couldn’t bring myself to do so. Our little town lost a 22 year old bright star; class valedictorian; my niece’s mentor at the math & science center. Brad had just started a new job in the north tower…..it still hurts and I didn’t even know him that well.


  2. Judy says:

    Hope you’re feeling better Gerrie…and that you got to hear Larkin speak.
    Congrats in advance on your website! WooHoo!!!

  3. MARYBETH says:

    THis is so colorful * wonderful!
    Wow-only quilting for a year-hearing this gives me hope!

  4. dee says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon-I enjoyed your trip posts-I’ve got to get out there someday-meanwhile we are almost ready to leave for our annual trek to Bar Harbor,Maine next week. That piece kinda looks Yvonne Porcella-ish, which would be pretty darn good for a newby fiber artist.

  5. Karoda says:

    I hope you felt well enough to attend the lecture and I’m hoping for a full recovery by now. Congrats on getting the website rolling!

  6. terry grant says:

    Ooooo. I hope you feel better.

  7. kirsty says:

    Oliver twists are my favourites! I have every colour but the limey grassy green is my absolute favourite. Oh and the one with the turquoise and brown and green in it. Yum.