Tuesday, August 18, 2009

odds and ends

Today was our Studio Six meeting - although we were only four because so many people are away in August. The pile of indigo shibori is Joan Dreyer's --and it should make a beautiful piece. I had three pieces to show today -- a rarity! Two were therapy quilts and one was the piece I'm almost finished quilting. When our meeting was over today, I stopped at the studio and started another one - or at least, threw fabric at the wall and rearranged it several hundred times in two hours. I left it there, came home, threw a steak on the grill, and spent most of the evening on the phone. Refreshed and renewed by the long, leisurely conversation, I went back to work sewing and auditioning some new therapy strips, albeit prematurely. This is on my wall as I head upstairs for the night. Tuesday is slated to be another scorcher - summer has finally arrived in New Jersey in the past two days. I plan to go to work early and come home mid-afternoon before I wilt. On the other hand, the best laid plans...

5 comments:

Eva said...

This shibori is awesome. -- What does it really mean: therapy strips? Is it because of the effect on the working person? Haven't found out in Google.

Nina-Marie said...

When things get hectic, my girlfriends and I schedule what we call a "chat date". At an appointed date/time we get on the phone for no reason but just to catch up and chat - guilt free and with no interruptions. We might not have time to go out for a girls night but at least we are staying connected. It really does sooth the soul.

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Rayna,

Lovely colours, the yellow and green therapy stripes. They could even be therapy for me at the moment..

Grtz, Regina

Sheila said...

Therapy - a primary reason to blog and read blogs. :) Always nice to see what you 'throw up on the wall'. Makes me want to go play with fabric here at Studio Lakeside when I see what you're doing.

http://studiolakeside.blogspot.com/

Approachable Art said...

Fabulous fabrics!