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Today, I had to do some more cleaning and purging because we found ants in the shelves where I keep my baking supplies. It was a good thing to do, anyway. I found several things that could be thrown out. That activity plus getting wiped by Pilates this morning, left me with little extra energy for much. I did make it to the Farmer’s Market and scored some Hood Strawberries – they are the best. I also got a couple of pounds of Queen Anne cherries and some fresh salmon for dinner.

Tonight, I challenged myself to start a small piece while I was watching So You Think You Can Dance (which is utterly amazing this season). I printed one of my tree photo sketches on organza and fused it to some commercial silk that I love.

Here is the original photo. I inadvertently fused the wrong side of the organza.

I am now doing some hand stitching. There was a lot of golden grass in the landscape so I added some stitching to simulate the grass. I am now doing some random hand-stitching in the background fabric. You can click on it to see a larger version.

Our next High Fiber Diet Show is coming up at gallery in Oregon City and we can sell small items that can be enclosed in plastic so I am trying to come up with some ideas.


5 Responses to “Antsy”

  1. francoise says:

    I like this small piece. How large is it?
    Tomorrow, I plan to finish my 12×12 piece. I’m doing some hand stitching too.
    Have a nice weekend.

  2. The trees are beautiful and the handwork makes it even more so. That foggy gray works so well in this piece. Contemplative!
    Lucky you-Ranier cherries are just arriving and they are more than $5 a lb. around here. I may break open the piggy bank and treat myself anyway. Life’s too short to miss these.

  3. Judy says:

    Lookin’ good!
    Your market purchases sound yummy – aren’t the Ranier cherries about ready to eat??


  4. jenclair says:

    This piece really speaks to me. Love the misty look and the seed stitching!

  5. Diane D. says:

    This is wonderful, Gerrie. I haven’t had much luck with the organza myself, but you’ve inspired me to give it another whirl.