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A Day for Dallying

Today was one of those days that is broken up into bits and pieces. You know, an errand here, a dog walk there. So, I didn’t have much time for studio work.

This morning I had to go back to have more blood drawn because they forgot one of my important follow-up tests. Then, I went to pick up a quilt from a patron. It is having some fading problems. It is this piece. I used a dye-painted silk for the water. I cut it in strips and then put tulle over it and quilted it. The fading is in certain spots on the water. I think there were too many white areas and so I colored in those areas with fabric pens. I am not sure, but it is the only way I can explain the fading. Anyway, I am going to touch it up with fabric paint and then spray it with a UV protectant.

Scooter is having an intestinal problem so I have had to deal with that. I cooked up some plain chicken and white rice for him. He seems to be better today.

I slipped down to the studio and screen printed some fabric. Tonight, I cut the fabric up and made the fiber sketch at the top. I quite like it.

I also unwrapped and washed out the turquoise silk that I rust dyed.

Here is a detail:

Then, I ran off to the farmer’s market and bought copious amounts of peaches and Italian plums and strawberries and a few veggies. This is my favorite. It is so beautiful, I may just look at it instead of cooking and eating it. It is a Romanesco cauliflower. One of my FB friends named it: fibonnacioccoliflower!

4 Responses to “A Day for Dallying”

  1. Sheila says:

    What are you using for UV protection? Although what I use is designed for the auto industry and gets rave reviews on all kinds of fabric, my tests still showed fading. Better than nothing, though, I guess, plus it puts a great moisture barrier up.

  2. jenclair says:

    I love your first photo, the 9/22 “Lines”! Hope Scooter recovers soon; those intestinal problems are awful.

  3. kathy says:

    How is your body doing today? Love your fiber sketch.

  4. Becky Potts Baker says:

    I took Lily Kerns’ Fractured Fractals class and your “fibonnacioccoliflower” could be a great inspiration for a quilt! I’ve never seen one of these either. Nature is pretty marvelous….