First and importantly to all my readers, known and unknown: you are the best! I mean it. This community has sustained me for years and now, as the U.S. administration spirals out of control into what I’m calling a “Fox shitstorm”, you matter more than ever. Period. Thank you.
I’ve been pulling work out of the basement to air before the show here at my house. It’s “go time” with only two weekends left to prepare.
I have never been so pleased to be in possession of crappy powers of memory. Opening my plastic bags of inventory has been like Christmas! How much I forgot about! And, given how much my style and standards have changed over time, I’m pleased and surprised by how much of it I still really like.
There are at least six quilts from the Global Warming series (example above). More on that another time.
Many pretty baby blankets, this one machine pieced and hand quilted. This week, in light of time pressures, I bought a big spool of bias tape for edging. Usually I cut my own. (#amazonslut).
I’m heartened to see a number of pieces that just need edging. K and I plan also to experiment with wooden frames, where dimensions allow (there’s no time to build frames). To my mind, there’s something violative to the qualities of quilted cloth when you put it under glass or stretch it like a canvas, but I want to be flexible. I want to see how people respond. There remains a certain –ahem — lack of imagination among some buyers about what properly belongs on walls. Frames might overcome that to some degree.
Notes to self:
- Stowing finished quilts with lavender sachets is a really good idea
- Stowing quilts leaving price tags pinned on risks rust
- Wouldn’t it be cool to try a quilt version of the #theunreadshelfproject?
- Give yourself a little more credit
- Resume practice of inserting inventory lists in stow-bags
We barely got touched by the last nor’easter but K travels to China again soon, which imposes its own set of (somewhat stressful) conditions.
And can I just say, for those of you following a certain drama in Colorado, my brother has acted the fairy godfather this week. Bless him!