I totally forgot that I have two quilts at PIQF this weekend…so go check them out. They are part of the Threads of Resistance exhibit…
Thanks to Ellen November for the photo…she confirmed that they are not hidden away as well. The Mancusos are kind of used to me I guess. I wanted to go up for this show, but this month is a crazy asshole and that’s not happening.
Speaking of crazy assholes…
So last night, I was ready to sew the binding on, and I realized I had an issue on the back. I should have cut the backing bigger than I did…oh well. So I thought about how to deal with this…because honestly, it’s on the back, so who’s gonna care.
The quilt police and I are not on speaking terms.
I put the miles of binding on…
And then the sleeves…and added a little piece of the background fabric under the sleeve, into the binding seam, so it would cover the small piece that would show.
No one is gonna know…I’ll hand stitch it down while I’m sewing the binding and sleeves down. Problem solved!
Then I went to watch that band I always watch. Crashed their event, bought a glass of wine, then mooched the second one (the table I was sitting at was totally empty). And started drawing. Damn, I miss drawing. Need to shove that into my schedule. I keep saying it and it doesn’t happen.
The wildfires in Northern California are on my mind…
I try to stay out of the newsfeeds, but stories about animals being rescued or still being there after everything burned, or old couples holding onto each other in swimming pools all night. Aargh. The fires aren’t fully contained, evacuations are still happening, the death toll will surely rise. So freakin’ sad.
And I have 17 errands to run, 3 hours (at least) of hand sewing, and at least 5 hours of grading to do. There we are.
*Peter Gabriel, Solsbury Hill
2 thoughts on “I Was Feeling Part of the Scenery*”
I can always count on you (and Susan Shie) to cover all the current events. Those fires are awful. I understand why they are on your brain! Here in Florida we have our own issues… but at least when the hurricanes come we have advanced warning. These folks were running for their lives. So sad.
Attended PIQF yesterday and got to see your quilts and the others from Threads of Resistance in person. Loved seeing your work in person after following its development on the blog. That row of the exhibit hall appeared to be the busiest of all. I think it may have been the fact that these quilts generated so much discussion among the attendees. Overheard one woman say to another “Well, I’m gonna look at them, but I’m not going to read them–these people need to get a life.” And yes Madam, the reason you are free to say something like that is because others speak out to protect your right to say stupid shit.