Saturday, April 13, 2002
oh yeah - whatta way to spend a saturday. I spent the entire frustrating day getting some cgi-sorta forms ready to go for NYQuilts! Yeah. I have to say that Adobe GoLive 6 really rocks. Very stable, some nice fixes from 5 beyond the stability issues. Little things that mean a lot like adding a table row above OR below the one you've selected. Doing the forms themselves was really easy. Making them work on tripod stunk out loud. Once I realized the problem it wasn't so hard, but getting to that point was frustrating. Of course, if I did form stuff more than once a year, it would be ever so much easier.Thursday, April 11, 2002
Last night I rummaged around in my "big pieces" pile o' fabric, looking for backing fabrics for the two quilts I'm ready to quilt. (see April 6th entry for other photos of the new quilt and the nine patch.) Years ago fabric used to be 44-45 inches wide. Narrow fabric was 36 inches wide. Now you're lucky if you get 40 inches of width to work from. Long story short, I did find some fabric and only had to piece one of the backs, in a very simple way. Moral of the story - aiming for smaller quilts? get them in under 40" in measurement in one direction so the backs are straightforward.Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Yes this is absolutely true. It happens in Apple stores everywhere, based on my own experience:Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Here's a nice surprise. In today's mail was a small envelope, and inside that envelope was another envelope and inside that -- a check for $75 -- my prize money from the Smoky Mountain Quilt show in Knoxville! whooo hooo! Nothing like a reward to keep you going.
there are only a few things that make me want to hang out with some other artists of various sorts. One is a question that bugs me from time to time. Am I totally nuts for sitting there somewhat mesmerized by my own work while I'm in the middle of it? I could stare at it for hours I think. What does this get me? Sometimes I think it gets me the ability to work in a more instinctive way on the next step/phase, but I have no real way of knowing this or not. Anyway, that's something I'd like to know from others.Monday, April 08, 2002
Totally pooped. Between inventory at work and going in early today and it being a long day and daylight savings confusion.... well, I'm pooped. I measured the new quilts tonight to see about backs. Then I cut out the pieces for the NYQ! raffle quilt blocks. That was pretty daring considering how pooped I am. Me - a rotary cutter, a limited amount of fabric and half a brain. uh huh.
Photos of WTC - 09/14/ 01
My quilt --11 Sept 01
Newest Quilt May '06
First Gold Feb '06
Pink & Green Quilt
Child Abuse Quilts
Roots of Racism Quilts
FiberArt For A Cause