Where have I been? Not attending to my blog, that's for sure! It's been a busy week and I have done a lot of cooking and eating—family dinner on Sunday for my son-in-law's birthday. I made Chile Verde and another loaf of the no-knead bread, which I coated with sunflower seeds, poppy seeds and sesame seeds for a wonderful seedy, crunchy crust. It was very good! Also doing some design work and some heavy duty layout work, revising the Columbia FiberArts Guild roster.
Yesterday I went to the CFG board meeting and one of the other board members there had brought a magazine to show me that my quilt for the "Beneath the Surface" exhibit was shown in it. Wow! Nice. That is the second time recently that has happened. A friend mentioned another magazine several weeks ago, that has one of my birds in it. It wasn't made by me, but made from my pattern design and I was given credit for the design.
I was not aware of either of these until someone else pointed them out to me. Great surprises and very flattering. I have to say I never tire of seeing my work and name in print!
I am still working on my Northwest Vibes quilt and I loved the comments about my portrayal of rain! I especially enjoyed June's comment about the "mooshy" combination of fabrics—mooshy being one of my least favorite things and something I do not admire in art quilts. Have patience, June. I think you will see the purpose for the moosh once it all comes together.
A progress shot. There are still big changes to come, but straight vertical lines are what I settled on to indicate rain. Kristin suggested they run at a slight angle, but this is rain that just falls straight down out of the sky. In fact, that is what is going on here today.