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A Scrappy Landscape

I really don’t know if I will get back to bona fide studio work until I am finished with my responsibilities at the SDA Conference at the end of this month. In the meantime, running into my studio for some scrap play, makes me happy. Tonight, I was feeling really tired. I had been at the computer most of yesterday and today, catching up on registration work and updating the SDA website. This afternoon, Mr C and I went down to Trinity Cathedral to help hang the Artists Among Us show, happening this week-end. I have no work in the show, been too busy!!

I watched Idol and voted several times for Adam. I wanted to just call it a night, but didn’t. I grabbed a piece of batting and went to work … er … play. The piece I picked up was long and narrow, about 2 and a half inches wide. Today, my friend Diane blogged about the Sonoma County landscape. I guess that was on my mind because I did this funky piece that is very reminiscent of the valley where we used to live.


A funny thing happened. I donated one of my scarves to the silent auction this week-end which will go to support the arts at Trinity. I took it in on Saturday and left it behind the stage in the hall where the shows are held. I thought I put it in the arts box, but I couldn’t find a light switch. Long story, short — they couldn’t find it. We looked and looked. It turns out there were some boxes of donations to the pantry that had been put back there. They had been removed at some point between Saturday and Monday evening. Steve and I then went to the pantry storage room and finally found it.

I know she is sound asleep in New York State, so I am going to wish my sister, Carole, a happy birthday when she wakes up tomorrow and checks in on the blog!!  Hippo Birdy, Sis.

6 Responses to “A Scrappy Landscape”

  1. jenclair says:

    Love the length and irregular shape of this landscape.

  2. rayna says:

    Love that little piece! You are just a wizard with cloth, Gerrie.

  3. PaMdora says:

    I know you asked somewhere Gerrie, FB or here, but now I can’t find it. Don’t think I’ll go to SDA coference, but look for my friend Carla. She said she was accepted for the SDA internship to work 40 hours so she could attend for free, so she may be working with you!

  4. Connie Rose says:

    What a delightful piece, Gerrie. It’s really wonderful!

  5. Karoda says:

    quick and to the point quilting and it turned out fabulous…back in the day Marvin Gaye had a song called Sexual Healing…this is Quiltual Healing…okay, its gonna be a good day…it is 7:00am and this popped into my head.

    take care,

  6. Kristin L says:

    I totally see a Sonoma landscape. i’d use it as a bookmark and be reminded of my California home every time I marked my page. 🙂