A much needed respite before my workload takes off in comic book land.
I am happy to be on vacation, at home, not going anywhere, and just relaxing and making art. The IQA Chicago show is also this week, so I am ready to immerse myself in the artworks and fantastic classes I’m going to be taking at the show. I may make a “tiara” for the tiara parade at the Quilt Artists reception I am attending too. I have a couple of days to figure one out….
Last night my husband and I relaxed in front of the TV with the most midless drvel on so we could paint and quilt repectively. I am still hand quilting the beast of a quilt that is my very first quilt top. I have to admit, my hand is cramped up after hours of hand quilting, of which I am still not any good at. This quilt is hideous too. Points don’t match, I knew nothing about ironing seams to any particular side, and the fact that it’s mostly flat without puckers is amazing. I don’t know if I can work on it tonight or not, my poor fingers need a break.
Every day, on my lunch break, I watch a DVR’d episode of Martha, the live audience vehicle for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Every day, Mothra.. I mean Martha, tells us what she did in her fabulous expensive lifestyle. She often speaks of her fresian horses, the various homes she owns, and her extravagant trips for some award or vacation. I actually don’t like this gloating. In fact, I don’t like it so much I considered making a new blog called “Martha Brags” in which I would describe the little comments she throws out there. But… I do like the show quite a bit for the crafter appearances, and some of the best in the craft world have been on her show: Betz White, Emily Martin, and many many others. If she dumps the craft portion, I’m dropping Mothra like a hot potato. I have other uses for the DVR space.
But, in regards to quilting, during this lunch break, I have started HAND QUILTING! And not just hand quilting, hand quilting my very first quilt top I ever made! And boy, let me tell you, it’s very traditional. A sampler quilt, no less! What could have possessed me? The fact that it’s been folded up in the craft room for over 10 years, and I was asked about my first quilt recently. Yikes. I am a terrible hand quilter, but I will complete it, someday…