yes, I'm okay --
in fact, it could be said that I am afflicted by an embarrassment of riches!
that said, here's a bit of what has been going on since November 7 when I last posted
This show will include pieces from all over the world, and I feel privileged to have been chosen to be one of them.
While my son in law was away on a business trip, she asked me if I could pick up Mr Cute because she was in a late meeting at work.
I was happy to do it, and as I was driving him to our house, he and I were having a conversation about how pretty the sunset was.
As I turned off of the highway, he said "Gramma, you should pull over and take some pictures"
So we did -- the child already has an artist's eye -- and I think this photo has potential to become part of an art quilt in the future!
When I posted the last time, I thought this piece was just hours away from being complete
But something has happened this year in my work -- when I'm not happy with how something looks, I don't just press onward -- I go back and change whatever it is that is bothering me
These corners for example
My original plan for this piece was to face it, not bind it, but the corners were so thick (some areas about 8 or 9 layers of fabric/batting/stitching) that no amount of aggressive pressing or spritzing and pounding produced an acceptable result.
So I re-trimmed it and put on a very narrow black binding
NOW it's done
And after more than a year of working on this piece, it is finished too, and in this case I was able to face it which gives it that clean edge I wanted
The quilting on this piece has begun
This one is as big as the truck piece, just runs vertical instead of horizontal, so it will be as labor intensive to quilt
And I want to have it quilted, faced and photographed in the next week so I can enter it in a specific call for a show
So the race is on -- can I do it without an all nighter? We'll see
The sky is all finished, and I'm working on the silo that will be on the far left of the piece
After that -- it's back to work!!