Thursday, August 17, 2006

Running Ahead


I have a lecture tonight and two days of workshops for the weekend and I am running ahead! Me, who is always complaining of running behind. What gives?
I updated my lecture two days ago, adding the new work and eliminating many slides that bored even me. My patterns are packaged along with three varieties of kits...yesterday!
I suppose I owe this to having cleaned up my studio for the party and that made everything easier to find and organize. Still I can't help thinking that I have forgotten something important.
After lunch yesterday I talked Dave into a bicycle ride to our library across town. It was a brilliant day, 85 degrees and I was done preparing, so why not? It was downhill to the main highway and uphill after that. I knew the library would have air conditioning and a water fountain, so that was our oasis. When I got there I found the other Anne Lamott book I needed, Traveling Mercies and checked it out.
When we got home it was only 1 o'clock so I got out some silk to make a Stack. I have a box of fused silks and some of them are really old, from the days when I was playing around with painting with Setacolor.

This detail shows the kind of look you can get with paint vs the look you can get with dye. The upper left hand dark area is the dyed piece, and the main piece with the green, yellow and pink is Setacolor. It leaves the fabric kinda dull compared to the shine of the dyed silks. And the Setacolor leaves surf lines or scum lines which are neat, sometimes. The bad part about using painted silk, is that it doesn't stay fused like the dyed silk. The paint acts like a barrier for the fusible. So I had a bit of trouble keeping this composition together, until it was finally fused to the batting.



I will have to quilt it quite a bit more than the other Stacks just to make sure everything stays in its place.

After the top was complete, we had dinner and I decided to have a skate. Rollerblading has taken a backseat to bike riding around here, because Dave and I can ride together, while skating is a solitary sport. Two bouts of exercise left my knees wondering what they had done to deserve such abuse.

August has been glorious, unexpectedly, and one assumes it will all end soon. In past summers it has been hot and dry and by now leaves would be burnt and curling and the grass would be tan, and not in a good way. This year is ABUNDANCE personified.

I came home from skating after an hour, sweating and flushed and still it was early. No wine makes the difference. Who knew?

There was the whole evening ahead of us, so we popped in a dvd and watched A History of Violence, which was sexy and really violent. Ed Harris plays a bad guy but the really great bad guy was William Hurt. I am so glad he is getting work.

And here's the amazing part...after the movie I climbed into bed with my library book and read 90 pages before I fell asleep. What a fabu day.

Then today arrived and besides trying to figure out what to wear tonight, I decided to finish that silk quilt. Here it is, making its debut. I will fit it into my slides and bring it along to my lecture.


Stack #14

19.5"x17"

hand dyed and painted silk charmeuse, fused and machine quilted

details

14 comments:

  1. This is like the new stacks in the old Melody colorway.

    Well, not completely. I get the cool color scheme thing; it's dominant.

    So what's up with the no wine thing? You run out?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, it does sound like you had a great day! Got a lot done AND exercise? You're my new hero ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am crazy about the new stack! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Im love the colors in that. I must try painting silk.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this piece! I especially like that you showed it pre- and post-quilting, since that's where I'm trying to figure out what to do right now. Your quilting reminds me of rainbow-ed skies. Very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the cloud-like formations. I was a little on the fence about this one but the quilting makes it pop and sizzle.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is great. I like the quilting on it.
    Your day sounds great, and I'm sure your body will thank you for it after the knees stop complaining! Organized spaces, ahead of schedule, time for fun, spending time with loved ones, restful times for books.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow. First time I have checked in since leaving Michigan on Wednesday. Thankfully my sis and bil have wireless. I was up at 6am my time (7am here....Atlantic time). What a lovely piece to wake up to!!! Thanks for the bit on painted fabric....at least it isn't just me.

    Check my blog for a pic of the room I am staying in. We are on top of a hill, 2+ acres. Lovely. The village of Chester is just a short walk- very busy right now with the annual sailboat races.

    teri

    ReplyDelete
  9. You sure packed a lot into one day. Do you have lesson plans for how to do that, too? Can that be packaged and sent through the mail? I need some of that!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the watercolor-like look of the fabric. This is really cool, Mrs. Mel!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This one practically dances with movement...lots of energy!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous5:50 PM

    Very cool design! Useful information. Go on! video editing programs

    ReplyDelete
  13. msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    şekilli msn nickleri
    şekilli nickler
    güzel msn nickleri
    frmtr
    msn nickleri


    free link directory
    e-directorylive
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    test atölyesi
    testatölyesi
    test atölyesi
    testatölyesi
    Msn Nickleri
    free warez
    Msn avatarları
    free wordpress templates
    free wordpress themes
    free wp themes
    free wp themes
    free wp templates
    blogger tips template
    blogger template
    blogger themes
    free blogger templates
    free blogger themes
    wordpress templates
    blogger templates

    sandbox
    msn nickleri
    webmaster
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    dmoz
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    msn nickleri
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması

    dmoz
    alexa
    alparslan pehlivan
    seo uzmanı
    seo
    iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması



    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    freewaresmania
    msn nickleri
    msn
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    todd livingston
    aşk şiirleri
    aşk şiirleri
    haberler
    haberler
    evden eve nakliyat
    evden eve nakliyat
    e-okul
    health articles
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    credito
    pret
    msn nicknames
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    hilary duff
    lazer epilasyon
    lazer epilasyon
    ramazan ayı
    msn nickleri
    msn spitznamen
    msn nickleri
    hayal bahçesi
    şarkı sözleri
    seo yarışması
    msn nickleri
    gafoloji
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri


    msn nickleri
    tsubasa
    ev dekorasyon

    msn nickleri

    yeni msn nickleri

    msn avatarları

    komik msn nickleri

    delikanlı msn nickleri

    güzel msn avatarları

    şekilli msn nickleri

    msn avatarları

    beşiktaş nickleri
    aşk sevgi nickleri
    duygusal msn nickleri
    damardan nickler
    dini nickler
    nefret nickleri
    nickler
    rap nickleri
    webmaster
    backlink
    kaiser_dealxa
    alparslan pehlivan
    pagerank
    seo
    msn nickleri
    romantik nickler
    yalnızlık nickleri
    yazılı msn avatarları
    yeni msn nickler

    dantel örgü modelleri
    dantel oya modelleri
    webmaster
    alexa
    supremacyshowtime
    aşk nickleri
    bebek nickleri
    msn avatarları
    webmaster
    Kahraman Türkler
    civciv
    hayalbahcesi
    Msn Nickleri
    msn ifadeleri
    Msn Nickleri
    Msn Nickleri
    msn nickleri
    toddplivingston
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    basketbol
    borsa
    haberler
    spor
    müzik
    iç haberler
    futbol
    yusuf
    yusuf
    yusuf
    leylek
    msn nickleri
    msn nickleri
    health articles
    gaftv
    gafoloji
    warez



    [code]Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
    webmaster[/code][code]
    Kahraman Türkler[/code][code]
    civciv[/code][code]
    hayalbahcesi[/code][code]
    Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
    msn ifadeleri[/code][code]
    Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
    Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
    msn nickleri[/code][code]
    toddplivingston[/code][code]
    msn nickleri[/code][code]
    msn nickleri[/code][code]
    msn nickleri[/code]
    [code]
    msn nickleri[/code]
    [code]
    basketbol[/code]
    [code]
    borsa[/code]
    [code]
    dış haberler[/code]
    [code]
    futbol[/code]
    [code]
    haberler[/code]
    [code]
    iç haberler[/code]
    [code]
    müzik[/code]
    [code]
    spor[/code]
    [code]
    voleybol[/code]
    [code]
    tarih[/code]
    [code]
    teknoloji[/code]
    [code]
    blogger themes[/code]
    [code]
    blogy navideno themes[/code]
    [code]
    msn nickleri[/code]
    [code]
    darlehen[/code]
    [code]
    health articles[/code]
    [code]
    grup hepsi[/code]


    "iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

    Msn avatarları


    "iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

    "iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

    msn

    hayalbahcesi
    forum merkezi
    muhabbet
    oyun merkezi
    genel bilgiler
    -
    hayalbahcesi

    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    hayalbahcesi
    forum
    komik
    msn avatarları
    tsubasa
    vbulletin
    aşk
    sevgi
    msn nickleri

    ReplyDelete

Hello,
So nice of you to drop by. I love your comments, and if you would really like a reply, please email me at fibermania at g mail dot com