Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A Wednesday List

I work 2 days a week (usually) at The Shop...so for the other 4 (Sundays excluded), I generally have A List.

Wednesday, being the Odd Day Out -- in between the 2 days I work there -- can sometimes have no agenda whatsoever, which means the day resembles scrambled eggs and at the end of it, I've no idea what I've done. Lately, I've been trying to corral this with A List.

Today? (In no real order of importance...)

  • Mark on the Body: stitch for Tuesday (that would be yesterday) and Wednesday (that would be today);
  • 15 x 15: make sleeves for the two pieces that have to go to France -- sooner rather than later;
  • Send an e-mail to DD to tell her that her Birthday Skirt is finished -- save for sewing on the buttons, and would she like me to do that with her so they're in the right place?
  • Send out a SAQA Regional e-mail re: an up-coming workshop in B.C.;
  • Post up-dates to the SAQA Western Canada blog;
  • Post up-dates to the parish blog and Facebook page;
  • Do the dishes!!!!
  • Make a card for YP who is ill*;
  • Take a walk/jog/DO SOMETHING to MOVE the BOD!
  • Start to blind hem the binding on L's Magic Tiles quilt.

It's now evening...how far have I got?

  • Mark on the Body: stitch for Tuesday (that would be yesterday) and Wednesday (that would be today);
  • 15 x 15: make sleeves for the two pieces that have to go to France -- sooner rather than later - cut out and pressed; not sewn or attached.
  • Send an e-mail to DD to tell her that her Birthday Skirt is finished -- save for sewing on the buttons, and would she like me to do that with her so they're in the right place?
  • Send out a SAQA Regional e-mail re: an up-coming workshop in B.C.;
  • Post up-dates to the SAQA Western Canada blog;
  • Post up-dates to the parish blog and Facebook page;
  • Do the dishes!!!!
  • Make a card for YP who is ill*;
  • Take a walk/jog/DO SOMETHING to MOVE the BOD!
  • Start to blind hem the binding on L's Magic Tiles quilt.

Not bad.  :-)

After supper I'll work on that binding, while listening to an audio book.  Meanwhile... a bit more about...

*Candles for Yvonne

Yvonne Porcella
An excerpt from an e-mail I received earlier this week -- one of the posts in the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) general Yahoo Group:

In 1989, Yvonne Porcella, a California quilt artist, sent out 50 letters to artists and friends to rally them to her cause of establishing a place for art quilts in the world of contemporary art.

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) was launched from Yvonne's initiative, rapidly growing to include hundreds of members across the USA.

Forward to 2016. Yvonne Porcella is facing some very serious health challenges. SAQA, the organization that is her brainchild, would like to surround Yvonne with positive thoughts from the membership, and with candle light, which is particularly meaningful for her.

We invite SAQA members to participate in two ways:
1. Email us at social@... with an image of original art you have created for Yvonne featuring candles, either art quilt, fabric collage, or photographic art, and a positive statement for her challenges or statement of gratitude for Yvonne's efforts in advancing the art quilt (no stock photos, please)
or
2. Create a 4"x 6" postcard-sized art quilt featuring a candle and/or positive sentiments or affirmations. Email image to social@... AND mail the actual art quilt to Candles for Yvonne, c/o Cynthia Wenslow....

It is our hope that these positive thoughts and images will surround Yvonne at a time when she needs them most.

These images, sentiments, and art quilts will be shared with Yvonne as possible, and posted on SAQA social media for her to enjoy.  We thank you in advance, in sincere gratitude.

And so...

Initial Sketch/water colour

Traced on fabric with 'blue gel glue (washable)

Painted with fabric paints
(SetaColor because that's what I have on hand)

Blue Flame - finished!

I called it "Blue Flame" because the blue flame is the hottest part of a flame...and because blue is a colour of the Spirit (in my faith journey, the Holy Spirit), of peace, of calm, of comfort.  Of healing.  I wrote these sentiments to Yvonne -- whom I've never met, but feel I know -- put the card in an envelope and mailed it on my walk.

Those of us who are SAQA members owe her a great deal.  Those of us who make textile art of any kind -- including wearable art, in which Yvonne began her textile journey -- owe her even more.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers as you work in your studios this week.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network...And thanks!

2 comments:

elle said...

There is always a list. I finally figured it out that the list is an ongoing project and my job is not to get it the length of toilet paper! lol Blue Flame is a remarkable testimony to your progress this last year! good for you!!!

Jo Ferguson said...

I have a list too but I need to work on prioritizing it. It's so easy to get distracted by a new project. My heart and thoughts go out to Yvonne and her family. Your "Blue Flame" postcard will, most certainly, warm her heart.