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A Quiet Day in the Studio

Today, Lisa took M & M to the zoo. Mr C went to the Cathedral to man the pantry — handing out lunches to the homeless. After a nice long walk with Maggie, I settled down in the studio with one of my ufo’s. I started this in Rayna’s class at Art Quilt Claremont. The background fabric and some of the pieces are screen-printed. The others are African batiks. I want to finish this for the wabi sabi show at the Japanese Garden, so I thought that adding some bamboo might look interesting. First, I did some hand stitching with Perle cotton.


I would love to keep the frayed edge of the background fabric, but am not sure how I can do that. I have thought of attaching it to painted canvas. I could cut back the batting and then stitch it to the canvas. What do you think?

Yesterday, I walked to Westmoreland to the Haggus McBaggus shoe store and bought a new pair of red Keen’s.


M and M were going to spend the night so that their parents could go out with Lisa, but Mia got a tummy ache so Miles came to stay with us by himself. He was so happy to come and stay by himself. Look at what I found for him at the Harbor Freight store. He is going to help Grandpa do some work around the house tomorrow while the girls have a day out on their own. Here is builder Milo.


7 Responses to “A Quiet Day in the Studio”

  1. Judy says:

    Well, I’ve missed seing those red Keens as well (nice to know I’m in good company here). Mine are purple and now covered with lots of dye and wax – but that’s a good thing! I am thinking of attaching some wall hangings to Timtex for ease in hanging, but you’ve probably already tried that. I love your piece. The colors are fabulous. Maybe Milo would like to come work on the fence this next week?

  2. Liz Berg says:

    A trick I learned from spending a month with Virginia! Back it with non woven non fusible interfacing, do some machine stitching, some zigzags along the edges, loosely and sew some rings on the back for hanging. Forget about batting…

    Have fun, it looks great!

  3. Jeannie says:

    Cool shoes! Are they good for walking? Could you use bamboo matting for the back of the piece instead of canvas? Whatever you decide, I like a lot! Congrats on the 4.4#s, that is a great accomplishment, especially since you have company! Please send some cooler temps upriver!

  4. dee says:

    loving the wabi sabi work. Keep the frayed edges if you can. Very, very cool. What could be bad about a pair of red shoes? Wish I had a helper like that.

  5. Kathie says:

    Love those shoes. I think may need some.

  6. Karen says:

    Why not trim the batting back and add a line of straight stitching along the edge, but in from the frayed edges? I have a piece hanging on my wall that is finished like that, and I love the look of the frayed edges!

  7. Virginia says:

    Gerrie – Love the Keens. I have blue, purple and black. Missed the red ones! Warm regards,Virginia