Thursday, July 28, 2011

waiting for the fat envelope

yesterday morning we took these five quilts downtown to the main branch of our library district

(we've lived here for almost 10 years and I had never been in that library -- there has never been a need for me to go there because our library district has it's card catalog available on line and you can request things which are then sent to your nearest branch library -- it's a very cool thing)

anyway, the pieces were there for the annual jurying -- we took the pieces in and spread them out on tables for the process (which made me wonder why they put us through the whole business of having them "hanging ready") -- later in the day we went back to pick them up

while we were in the library we had the chance to see the work that was currently on display -- which just happened to be quilts -- it was nice to get a close up view of where the pieces might be hung and the way they hang them

so now the long wait begins -- their process takes up to 2 weeks and they send the notifications by snail mail -- I'll be stalking the mail man

the embellishment has begun on the blue necklace

using a variety of odds and ends of beads I'm wrapping the outside of that tube with a second layer of decorative beads

this layer is running around the tube and the next layer with go from end to end with more things -- probably bugle beads with a tiny seed bead at the tip

this method of embellishment is relatively easy to do on a right angle weave tube

the first of the zucchini has been picked!

this will be going into a salad (along with some lettuce out of the garden)


time to get busy --- lots to do

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Ah, and I was wondering how you were going to be embellishing the zucchini and what shapes and colors and inspiration you were going to declare from it--it is pretty.