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On the Move


My studio, that is. I have been frustrated that I was having a hard time getting any surface design work done. Earlier this year, Mr C was working on hiding the heating ducts in my office and studio. I had changed the configuration of the space at that time. I came to the realization that the layout was not at all conducive to doing the stuff that I love to do in that space. So, today, I moved everything and put my tables back in the middle of the room. I am already so much happier in the space. Maybe it si just that I need change!!

While sorting stuff, I found some things I had forgotten about. Like the leafy art cloth up there. It is a rayon piece that I did in a class with Jane Dunnewold. It was dyed and over dyed and then I printed and foiled with a leaf stencil that I made. I think I was going to make a pillow cover. Here is a detail:


I also found this radiant sun left over from a class I took with Cara Gulati, ages ago. It is sandwiched and partially quilted. It would make a nice pillow cover, too.


I had such a good experience today when I went to my local shopping area to do some errands. When I had my colonoscopy, they made me take my wedding ring off. Then, I couldn’t get it back on!! There is still an indent on my ring finger almost 4 weeks later. I took to the local jewelry store to have it made larger. Saturday is our 45th wedding anniversary and I thought it might be nice to wear it. Problem is, it needs new prongs and they said it would take until next week. They were so nice and told me they would have it done by Saturday.

Then, I went to the Post Office to mail the 3 Aspen quilts. Again, great service. Two of them had to be mailed to Canada, and she kindly showed my the best and least expensive way to ship them.

And now, for something completely different, here is a photo of my two favorite people.


9 Responses to “On the Move”

  1. Judy says:

    love that photo of Steve and the Scooter-Boy!

    oh……..and that first piece you did with Jane is totally awesome!


  2. Janice says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Don’t you love it when you receive such great customer service. I often have felt invisible just waiting in line. I’ve even been ignored while looking at cars in a car lot! The leaf cloth is lovely I just love shades of green. Scooter and pop looked very relaxed.

  3. Jen Anderson says:

    Great pictures! The cloth is just beautiful. Mr C and Scooter look so relaxed…I didn’t realize just how BIG your pup is.

  4. Gari says:

    I really like the radiant sun. Is there a book or something that shows how to set up the circles/curves? Beautiful!

  5. PaMdora says:

    I like the leaf pattern and colors of the top one. I’m always rearranging the furniture, drives my husband crazy. Sometimes it drives me crazy too! But it’s important to get stuff in the right place so you can work.

  6. Jeannie says:

    Gorgeous fabrics! Puppy & hubby look so comfy and happy. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Jenny says:

    Karen, I probably took the same workshop with Jane D. that Gerrie mentioned–my all time favorite workshop! Over the years since I took the class I have used every little bit of the fabrics we produced that week in Jane’s San Antonio studio. The rayon quilts beautifully, although I was usually working small, which probably helped with any shifting that occurred. Some of the silks I work with need a fusible lightweight interfacing, but I don’t think it’s necessary for the rayon. Using a cotton or cotton classic type (80/20) batting also helps the fabric behave.

  8. kathy says:

    LOVE the fabrics…they would be awesome on pillows!

  9. Karoda says:

    good morning gerrie! (don’t let the exclamation fool you, i’m really dragging this morning)

    I love rayon for clothing but I’m wondering if you ever tried to quilt with it. I purchased a beautiful piece last year when a locally owned fabric store closed last year…I bet it has to be backed with a stabilizer of some sort and heavily quilted.