Friday, September 26, 2008

Breaking Traditions show opens at American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan. It will travel to at least 4 other venues in 2008-2009.
Above is a link to the exhibit catalog, and to the right is a link directly to my square (seventh from right, second-to-bottom row). The entry fee was a donation to the American Cancer Society, and over $1000 was raised.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Autumn is in the Air

Today was the perfect temperature: too cool for a/c and too warm for heat.

Spider Lilies with masses of salmon flowers
Boris loves the cooler temperatures.
Sycamore Leaf

Banana leaves shredded by Hurricane Gustav.

Home at Last

My quilt, "The Secret Swamp: Late Summer" finally made it home today after a rather harrowing 20 minutes or so at the local Post Office. Apparently, we did not hear the letter carrier at the door yesterday although we were home. I took the slip in this morning and they could not find the parcel. After 5 or 6 phone calls to the other branches, and several searches "in the back," it finally turned up filed under the wrong zip code. The address on the parcel was, of course, correct. Horrors! Despite being shipped flat, someone folded it. Fortunately, the fold missed the embellishment made with Fantasy Film, which creases permanently. I dampened the fabric crease with a spray bottle, and it's currently drying flat on a table. Welcome home from Houston, Chicago, Long Beach and Lowell.