In case you’re wondering why I’m writing so early (because this is early for Kathy on break), it’s because I’m sitting in a dead silent jury room, half (or more) asleep, after fighting my way through motorcycle accident traffic. Honestly I have zero brain power right now, and I tried going to bed early (for me), but I was still the first one up. Hoping for no jury, but you can’t predict that shit. I have had so much anxiety about this process…I hate being forced to sit like this.
Anyway. Onward and upward. Trying not to read too many political things. Our country…what a disaster. Even the quilt world is full of it. I start so many responses in my head…such a difficult world we are in.
Kitten held hands with me yesterday. She feels me.
So yesterday, I did manage to get my butt in gear eventually and quilted the two little quilts.
They’re so tiny, it doesn’t take long.
Fully quilted, ready to trim…
I didn’t put a real binding on these…just trimmed them to size and zigzagged the edges with a heavier thread underneath. There’s probably a technical term for that.
Now I just need to decide how to label them, hang them (after this exhibit), and attach them to the boxes. No problem. I have until Sunday.
Then I hung out on the boychild’s bed with the dogs…long enough to decide to walk those beasts. Might be my last chance this week.
Lucky dogs. We went hunting for the vernal pool. Very little evidence of it in summer.
But sharp eyes (not mine) spotted two baby California horned lizards…we must have disturbed their hanging out together…
Hard to see…
But very cool. I’ve only seen 3 or 4 of them while hiking, and never so small…not even an inch long.
Then dinner and more weaving (whoops, no picture)…and then I really wanted to finish drawing last night. The last woman went in. And I think that’s it. Ten hours to trace the stuff that was on the other drawing and then do the rest.
It doesn’t sound like much.
I did start numbering, but I knew it was a big job, so I quit at 488 pieces. I’ll finish the rest tonight and then start tracing.
That 488 got all the waves and everything in them, including the Earth Mermaid, numbered. So maybe a third? Hard to say.
Gonna read for a while.