It’s been a week full of wildly different activities, from choosing a contractor for a whole house remodel (WHOOP!), to caring for a very ailing Basset Boy, starting on a new quilt and getting some excellent images of one of my “old” quilts. Life happens like that-big ups and downs at the same time.
Basset Boy has been ailing. Apparently he’s received a “serious insult” to his liver. After a 2-day stay in Doggie ICU (don’t even ask how much that was) we are all delighted that he is home. He will not eat. We’re stuffing countless pills through his clenched jaw and adding subcutaneous fluids. He’s not turned the corner as I write this so the next few days will be critical. He’s 10 1/2 and was robustly healthy right up until this “insult”. He’s been a joy and treasure.
On a brighter note, we are going to be doing a whole house remodel and I might be getting a REAL STUDIO!! Be still my heart! The jury is still out and some structural items need to be addressed, but it looks doable at this point. I cannot believe that I could have a Real Studio!
Much pain will be involved-our contractor said we needed to move out during the reno, which will last 4 months. Yikes! It won’t happen until the fall, just in time for my busy season with local gigs, road trips and Houston. That will not be fun but soooo worth it.
I have just gotten my images back from RCP-an Ohio company that uses a large format scanner to produce images. My black and white whole cloth quilts are exceptionally difficult to photograph-the real story is in the shadow and line. I have had several photographers take photos and they have been good. But, everyone who sees the photos and then the quilt says the same thing: “The photo just does not capture the quilt.”
I heard about this process through Studio Art Quilt Associates. The image produced is not a photo, it’s a scan, but can be saved as a jpg. Because it’s a scan on a flat bed, several problems go away: the quilt “hangs” well since it’s laying flat, the color is exact, it captures texture beautifully, and the image is an even and accurate representation. You’ve seen this quilt before-it’s not new, but I feel like this is the most accurate representation of it.
Oh I love the back! It’s my favorite. The sheen of the sateen and the glow of the silk thread makes my heart sing.
I’m starting on a new quilt in this black and white series. I’ll be showing little bits and pieces as I go but I’ll hold off showing it until it is displayed in public.
Don’t forget-you can still enter the contest to win this book. Just leave a comment here and you’ll be entered. The last date to enter is next Th, May 28, at midnight PST. I’ll send it anywhere in the world!
NOTE: In order to not confuse the process, I have not responded to the comments on the Give-Away post. I’m keeping it simple so that it’s easy to randomly choose the winner. THANK YOU for each of your comments. It’s been fun to read your opinions about an Alaskan cruise vs Chicago. And also to read about your most unusual sewing tools.
I’ll be linking up as usual with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday-there are always great links there so check it out.