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Getting Back in the Groove


It was good to get back in the studio to do some work today. I got the green flash piece constructed and fused to the batting. This is just the bare bones. The stitching and mica painting will make add to the design and complexity, I think. I found this great fabric in my stash for the back.


I decided that my cruddy feeling yesterday was caused by my seasonal allergies returning with a vengeance. It was very windy and dusty yesterday. I started my ritual of saline rinses and sudafed and felt somewhat better.

Mr C is having his surgery early tomorrow morning. We  have to leave the house around 5:30 am. Steph is going to come over and walk Scooter, who seems to have some kind of tummy problem going on. I hope it is not serious. We have been giving him some new food for the training exercises. I think that it is not agreeing with him. Just one more thing to worry about.

If you live near Scranton, PA, you might want to check out this show. I have a piece in it. The show opens September 25th.


I keep forgetting that I need to get my 12 X 12 piece done by next Wednesday. I  know what I am going to do and it is going to be fun, but i wanted to get the green flash further along.

I am not sure that I will be checking in tomorrow. Mr C is staying in hospital over night and I will probably hang out with him unless Scooter needs  me.

11 Responses to “Getting Back in the Groove”

  1. Vicki W says:

    Green Flash is coming along great! I hope the surgery goes well tomorrow.

  2. mary manahan says:

    LOVE green flash…especially the irregular shape! Hope you feel better soon, Gerrie…

  3. Connie Rose says:

    I guess your slugness vanished yesterday! The Green Flash piece looks wonderful. Good luck and warm wishes for you and Mr. C today.

  4. Karen Rips says:

    I’m thinking about Mr C today also. And take care of yourself Gerrie

  5. Deborah says:

    Thinking of you all today.

  6. Louise in SW Saskatchewan says:

    I will keep you and Mr C in my thoughts today……..pre and post surgery.

  7. Leisa Rich says:

    Hope all is well with EVERYONE! (Man AND Beast!) Hang in there.

  8. Brenda says:

    Best wishes to Mr C. I’ve made one 12×12 piece but I still have a lot of stitching to go on what is likely to be my submitted piece so I’ll keep you company.

  9. francoise says:

    I’ll think of you and Mr C today (we are already tomorrow here!)
    I like your new piece of work. Don’t forget our 12×12 though. I’m starting to stitch mine today, after dreaming and almost having nightmares about it…
    Cheers for now.

  10. Jeannie says:

    I also like the Green Flash. It is one of those pieces of art that you really want to study. You know that we will all be with you at the hospital in spirit. Wishing Mr. C a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Cheers.

  11. Kristin L says:

    I like Green Flash — it’s got a lot of the elements I also liked in your Dead Sea piece.

    Best wishes to Mr. C for a successful surgery tomorrow!