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Happy, Happy!

I almost missed my 7th Blogiversary which was the 3rd of February. Seven years is a lot of blabbing and creating and making new friends. To celebrate, I have a gift for one of you. Just leave me a comment. I will do a random drawing and someone will receive this hand dyed silk scarf with a subtle shibori design.

It was a busy week-end. On Friday night, we went to the opening of Lisa’s show with her friend Trish Grantham — Wild at Heart. She sold a piece – always a good thing. On Saturday, she hunkered down and did many  more illustrations for the cookbook. On Saturday night, she, Steph and I put on a delicious meal for vegans and omnivores. Trish, who is a vegan, joined us. It was a fund evening.

Lisa left this morning and after church, I worked on my desktop Mac which had a disk problem  — I couldn’t open any files in Word or Photoshop – eek! I was able to repair it and everything is working again. So, I didn’t get much else done today.

Up above is yesterday’s 3 X 3 from silk scraps. Today’s is one of the stencil prints that I did with white paint on hand-dyed cotton.

The Twelves hatched a plan to gift Del Thomas with a 12 X 12 quilt from each of us with nature as the theme. We have kept them under wraps until now. Del was honored to have a gallery in the Visions Art Museum named after her. For the unveiling, they are displaying 40 of the 12 X 12 quilts that she has acquired. Some of ours are amongst those on display. I have previously posted my quilt, but did not say what it was for. Here it is, again, California Poppies. I am thrilled to have it on display.

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you would like to have a chance to receive the scarf!

18 Responses to “Happy, Happy!”

  1. Anita Lay says:

    I love the poppies. They speak to me.

    Enjoy the shower. This is so exciting that Mark and Jayme are having a baby.

  2. catherine pardoe says:

    I visit your nearly every day and enjoy what you do
    and varity

  3. Sherrie S. says:

    I wish I had known about your blog seven years ago! I’ve been enjoying it for the past few years and love seeing what you’re up to. The scarf is beautiful and would add a nice touch of color this time of year.

  4. Mary McDonald says:

    Thanks for all your time and thoughtfulness in putting together your blog. I have been reading it regularly for a long time. Happy blogiversary!

  5. Beverly says:

    Congrats on the blog anniversary- I have certainly enjoyed watching your journey from afar! I’ve certainly enjoyed your surface design experiments, so I’d love to add your scarf to my collection.

  6. Beth M says:

    Congratulations on 7 years! I’d love a chance to win your scarf.

  7. Chris says:

    I enjoy reading your blog most every day. I would love to wear your silk scarf! Enjoy this wonderful sun…

  8. Seven years seems a lot. I am on my second year, but my first year got lost in cyberspace. Wishing you many more years of the enjoyment.

  9. sonja says:

    your poppies are most wonderful.
    one could spend a lifetime inspired by the garden and flowers.
    somedays i only see green and just how many shades they arrive in!

  10. BarbR says:

    I have read your blog but unfortunately,not for 7 years. Lucky people who have had that opportunity. Your work is amazing.Thanks for a chance to win a scarf. I love the mysterious shibori. =!=

  11. Linda Harkins says:

    You are such an inspiration, Gerrie! Love your California Poppies! I would be delighted to win that pink silk scarf. Life is good!

  12. Sue says:

    Lucky Del. Love the poppies and the scarf. So enjoy your work and your blog.

  13. janet Wright says:

    I would love to win the scarf. I do shibori. I love your work. Congrats on your blog anniversary

  14. Sharon in Chicago says:

    Hippo Blogging Two Ewe! (couldn’t resist!)

    Scarf is loverly!

  15. Judy says:

    Congrats on 7 years of blogging! That is a long time, isn’t it! And you are so faithful to it!
    I love those California poppies! The subtleties in the color changes on the petals is what I love most! It’s a beautiful piece.


  16. Jeannie says:

    Happy Blogoversary!!! Wow, 7 years of inspiration from one of my favorite artists! That is a gift inself. Thanks, Gerrie!

  17. Francoise says:

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary!
    Love your California Poppies, and the pink scarf too! Have a nice day.

  18. I would love to win your scarf Gerrie! The 12 x 12 you made for Del is beautiful! Any chance of seeing all 12 of them together?