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Kimono II

Allergies be gone — I have things to do! I have made it through the day with a little help from my drugs and a saline rinse. We are entertaining 3 other couples for dinner tomorrow night. It is our Sojourner’s group from the cathedral. I am cooking the main course; others are bringing appetizer, salad and dessert.

I spent the morning making Ina Garten’s version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon. It is rather labor intensive, but so worth it. I prepared it today so that all I have to do is warm it up tomorrow. It is one of those dishes that improves with time. Tomorrow, I will also make au gratin potatoes to accompany it.

This afternoon, I finally had enough energy to finish the design for Kimono II and got it fused to the batting. This time, I cut the vintage kimono fabric into 4 inch squares. I quite like this one. Here is a detail:

Tomorrow is taken up with house cleaning and dinner prep and on Sunday, M & M arrive for 3 days. They will be in school on Monday and Tuesday, so I will have a window of time to get some more studio work done, like quilting this piece. I might do another of these while I have the fabric spread all over my studio.

It is Friday night and movie time with Mr C. Hope I can stay awake.

9 Responses to “Kimono II”

  1. Karoda says:

    hi gerrie! i just finished browsing your flickr photos of the conference and studios! how fun! will videos be available this year from the conference? inspiration begets inspiration 🙂

  2. Kristin L says:

    I’m in love with the left arm.

  3. Diana Parkes says:

    Looking very nice!

  4. Sherryl says:

    I love the colors in this one. Great movement.

  5. Connie Rose says:

    These are beautiful, Gerrie. Have fun this evening!

  6. Linda H says:

    Stunning! Kimono II resonates with my personal color sense. It is fabulous! Right on!!!

  7. Diane says:

    I like how the tones go from light to dark on this kimono piece, Gerrie. How big is this?

  8. Jeannie says:

    Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope your allergies improve.

  9. Connie Akers says:

    Love the kimonos! Can’t wait to see you in your Anna Lisa piece. I have a scarf I got from her about 6 years ago when she came to University of North Texas. Her show was here and she did a workshop. It was great. Have a great weekend.