Wednesday, October 1, 2008

PLAY TIME!!!


I've decided that instead of rushing from one deadline to another - I'll give myself a day to play as a reward for each deadline met. Actually - once I turned in all of my book work I gave myself several days. I sewed up a blouse I've had cut out for a while, turned a couple of dresses into skirts, pants into capris, and made several long overdue repairs. I haven't done any garment sewing in ages and I miss it. 


The best project? Almost a year ago I purchased a box of scraps from Carter Smith's cutting room floor. He is an absolutely amazing artist using shibori as his main technique, and a gracious person too. I spent a couple of days piecing together my favorite scraps and now I have an absolutely lovely jacket. You really have to feel it. Pure luxury. If you see me at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year, feel free to touch it. Yummy.

Now back to the next deadline. I need to photograph a new class for Quilt University. Screen Printing this time. I think I'll do double duty and call that "play time" too!

4 comments:

Carol Sloan said...

I can't wait to see your book! You must be so excited about that!

Sandra said...

Fabulous coat!.
What is your book topic?
When are you bringing the kids to Moab?

lyric said...

book topic = basic design for art quilters
the older kids went through southern Utah this summer as part of our family gargantuan road trip. Can't afford that again for a while.

I'd absolutely love to come to Utah - want to convince a guild to hire me? If it's summer I could at least bring my talented older girls. I truly miss Moab - and Goblin Valley.

Mandi said...

OMG. How did you get those scraps? Does he sell them often? I love his work! Your top came out beautiful.