Archive for November, 2008

Catching Up With My P.S. Quilt

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Hi Bev.

October was a a wild month that came and went and I’m still stitching and will be through the weekend. It didn’t help that I’ve been particularly indecisive as far as subjects and fabric choices. As I suspected would happen, I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the freedom we’ve had to choose are own fabric. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I’ve changed my theme a “myths of marriage” instead of Greek mythology. (I’ll explain later.) I’m a little nervous about it, but I think it will be interesting to see if I can pull it off. Wish me luck and happy stitching!



P.S. As a newspaper feature writer, I wasn’t involved with any of the election night news coverage. But I did wear my “Craft the Vote” apron to the polls that day, and I brought an embroidery project to work on while I waited to vote. This worked out well, because I ended up meeting a woman who makes hooked rugs. I smell a craft column coming on.

Wild man of the green

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

It’s the middle of the afternoon here in Melbourne, and nearly midnight in the Eastern U.S. I’m glued to the computer to keep tabs on your election results. I keep hitting that ‘refresh’ button on the BBC’s vote counter to see how things are stacking up. As a journalist, this must be a wild and woolly week, elections being what they are. I hope you get some stitching time soon.

Myth in the dark

A few nights ago I sat down late – it was almost midnight here – to paint a Green Man. It was a wild a windy night; perfect for an elemental spirit, and when I went to hang the dripping wet square out on the line in the dark, it glowed.

I’m still stitching on leaves and bark, bugs and buds, but I wanted to let you know that my Jack o’ the Green is on the way, soon to be revealed.