Sunday, March 08, 2009

Here's the requisite annual picture of Usha and me - 2009 version.  I went back to the quilt show this afternoon for a few hours to hang out with my friend and to get a bargain that had been promised to me by one of the vendors if I came back when the show was over. 
Handloom Batik will be at the Empire Quilters show in Manhattan, March 21-22, along with lots of other vendors.  I don't know if I'll be there because I am leaving for Springfield, Missouri on the 23rd.  Nevertheless, if you can get into the City, go! The partial vendor list looks really good. Usha will be at Paducah, too.
Back at chez Gillman my sewing room/office/home studio is its usual mess and I have been in the throes of cleaning out.  Almost all of my Fiberarts magazines are ready to find new homes - either the recycling or your house for the cost of book rate postage.  Ditto Surface Design and Quilters Newsletters from the '80s.  I'll get to the commercial scraps in the basement storage at some point and on and on.I am seriously clearing the decks. 
Here's one that is not going: a piece I particularly like that I printed with freezer paper stencils and then went back into.  I just took it out of the dryer and ironed it.  May cut it up and re-assemble it.
I have wondered, off and on, whatever happened to certain pieces of fabric I was partial to --but had somehow disappeared.  Wracked my brain but couldn't figure out where they had gone - but didn't lose sleep over the issues.  Lo and behold, they appeared tonight when I opened a carton that arrived on Friday from C&T.   Fabrics I had printed and sent out there two years ago; some of which were used in the book.   Of course, just as I am beginning to unload, here comes a plethora of hand printed cotton.  This green piece is one of my vintage soy wax pieces and I couldn't figure out where it had gone.  Hooray - I love this yard of fabric and am so happy to have it back!!
And I was thrilled to see this morsel  -- I had forgotten all about it!    I haven't begun to open the plastic bags but will take them to the studio tomorrow and add them to the pile. At least they are reasonably sorted in plastic bags.
Daylight savings has caught up with me: my body says it's midnight but the clock says 1:am. And so to bed.

6 comments:

Eva said...

Who believes in daylight saving time? Our bodies don't. I have lunch+nap at 2 pm during the summer half of the year, and it is good for me. My watch is up in the sky.

Rachel said...

I was at the show Sunday morning--sorry I missed you. I did see Usha and bought another gorgeous scarf.

Sue Erdreich said...

The fabrics are beautiful. Love the last one with the circles.

Did you see my quilt in the show?

Karoda said...

oh, still in love after being seperated for 2 years :)

dst, uggh, i've been off kilter too...

Vivien said...

Oo la la -- the fabric is Gorgeous! I can imagine you're happy to have them back at home.

Linda Branch Dunn said...

The fabrics are lovely.

I think of you often when I print and paint.

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