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Good News and More Good News


The good news is that I feel as if I am getting back into a creative groove and feeling more confident about what I am doing. I was really stymied and about how to do the aspens. I cut some paper pieces to try out some options. I got brave and started cutting from my shibori stash, using some linen, first. It just was not working. I got on the computer and googled aspens and just looked at photos of how aspens appear in the natural landscape. Very often, you just see a stand of them sort of in a row and I decided that was what I needed to do, but abstracted. After several trials, I am quite happy with this. I haven’t stitched them yet. They are lightly fused. I ended up using a silk charmeuse shibori piece because there was more contrast in the markings. I was a little worried about the value change in this piece, but was pleasantly surprised when I changed it to black and white.


The other good news is that I saw my oncologist today for my annual visit. He says I am fine and do not need to come back unless I want to. He is such a fine man that I might go back just to visit with him. We always find lots to talk about.

M and M arrived after lunch to spend the day. We didn’t do much. Miles watched Muppets in Space. Mia kept me company in my studio and played with Scooter. Tonight, we headed over to the Farmer’s Market to shop and have dinner. They didn’t see anything that appealed to them so we went to the never fail Stickers Asian restaurant down the street.


Here is Miles enjoying a sticker. Mia loved the new vinyl lime green and gold flecked upholstery on the booths!!


We walked back to the Farmer’s Market to do some shopping and the kids enjoyed gourmet ice cream sandwiches.


I call this photo Doing the man walk in tandem.


Mmmm! Brought home berries to eat and freeze.


Tonight, I found the two munchkins staring with intense interest as they watched Mythbusters, one of their favorite shows.


Tomorrow is a play day with STASH at Terry’s house. I have my supplies all packed. We are going to do sun printing and maybe some monoprints. I will take my camera.

9 Responses to “Good News and More Good News”

  1. Judy says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmm: the berries look delish! Congrats on the great Dr’s report and love your new piece! the sun is quite amazing!


  2. Jen Anderson says:

    Gerrie, I LOVE the way your aspen piece turned out. Extra happiness for your good news from the oncologist. I relate. Jen

  3. Judi says:

    Love the aspens! it was great to watch your process for this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Dale Anne says:

    LOVE the aspens on this piece! GREAT JOB!!! Wahoo!

    And, YES, its FABULOUS news when the oncologist says you don’t have to come back unless you feel you need to, that your regular doctor is just fine!!! That’s another WAHOOO!!!

  5. Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    I am loving your new piece! You are moving in a great direction with your work IMO. So good to get “release” news…..in about 2 years I will be moving north to Tacoma….close enough to do some Portland events and visit my family there….and get to know the Portland fiber artists in person .. STASH sounds like a great event.

  6. kathy says:

    Your aspen piece is stunning, Gerrie. Very nice.

  7. Karoda says:

    The looks on M&M’s faces while watching the show made me laugh. I like to mess with my grandson and my great niece when they are into a tv show like that by trying to hold a conversation with them.

    Good to hear that your slate has been wiped clean with the oncologist!!!! AND KRISTIN IS COMING TO STASH!!! Yall have a groovy, no groovier, time!

  8. francoise says:

    Yes, your quilt looks very good with the aspens. Great job.

  9. Kristin L says:

    The aspens look great! I bet they are even better in person where the silk probably shimmers a bit.I’m packing my bags to come to STASH while the my kids watch Mythbusters (the one about slipping on bananas)! 😉