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Thursday This and That

I am so jazzed and elated. I finished the studio clean-up and reorganization today, just in time for a crit meeting with June and Terry tomorrow. I have one little room to work on. It is the little kitchenette. I need to reorganize my dyeing and painting supplies.

Here is one of my design walls. It has work in progress, work rejected from shows and other miscellaneous stuff.


In front of the design wall you can see a glimpse of my iron collection:


I have never used the cute little pink princess iron because I can’t find the cord. The one to the left of that is a non steam iron. It is an old Black and Decker which many people covet.

I have one other job that I want to accomplish. That is to organize my fused scraps by color. I think they will be more useful. Here are two bins of scraps.


Mr C has been working on the yard in the back of the house. He has dug out a pathway which is lined with bender board. It will have gravel added at some point. Today, he transplanted a Japanese maple, that had been in the front yard, to my studio patio. I have some nice plans for this area such as a cutting flower garden and a fountain.


Tonight, Mr C and I treated ourselves to dinner at ClarkLewis. I had a roasted beet salad that was sooo good and pasta made with squid ink and a heavily garlic sauce with grilled shrimp. We shared a delicious chocolate concoction for dessert. I tried two new wines — a chilled pinot noir rose with salad and a new white wine — a Fruili blend from Oregon’s Cameron winery. It was so smooth, not rich like a Chardonnay and not as acerbic as a Sauvignon blanc.

All in all, it has been a very satisfying day, but, of course, the rain is coming back this week-end.

6 Responses to “Thursday This and That”

  1. Judy says:

    Hey Gerrie,
    How smart you are to do a massive cleanup like that! You need to come a give me a huge nudge to get my butt in gear!
    I am sitting at the Atlanta airport trying to catch a flight to Boston for a weekend seminar with Betsy Sterling Benjamin. The Gods of Pass-Riding Travel have not been kind to us today…we’ve been here since about 10 AM (it is now 7:10 PM) and it looks like we’ll be oing back to the condo, only to return tomorrow and hopefully retrieve our baggage which is presently in Boston waiting for us!!

  2. KT says:

    I agree- I think your black design wall is great! So much easier to see things. Maybe we all need a black design wall and a white one. Love your iron collection!

  3. Jen Anderson says:

    Fun to see your design wall. I’m interested to see that you made it black. For more contrast?
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I think I fixed the pop up thing, and yes, you were absolutely right about needing contrast in the lower area of the piece. I hope to get back to it this weekend.
    Your dinner sounds wonderful. Have a great weekend! Jen

  4. dee says:

    my guys find the picture of the irons amusing. They say we are the sisterhood of the irons. I have several as well in about the same shape. They wanted to throw out my late MILs old one and couldn’t believe it had any use for anything. What do they know???
    I love your works in progress wall-that piece above the mountain one-looks like trees?? verrrry interesting…and what’s going on with the large piece(circles) on the left??? I love seeing how these come together. Can I come and play in the scrap bins?

  5. Kristin L says:

    A day like a deep cleansing breath! Your scraps to be sorted look like the perfect project for M&M’s next visit 😉

  6. Liz Berg says:

    oh what a good day! Would you like to spend some time in my studio? Actually, things are getting better at the home studio because I have moved a bunch of stuff to the big studio and I keep it pretty straight! Because I don’t have too much stuff there! Thanks for your support!