Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ye Gads

I have finished the tifaifai quilt- the positive image- it took a lot of sewing and I couldn't work out why, but it is quite a lot bigger than the ones I normally make ( trust me to do this when I need time time time to make so much...)

I cancelled the house contract- I couldn't sleep the other night worrying about the fact that if there were other blowouts in the contract then my resources to cover that were severely limited ( after all I am not a lawyer any more but a textile artist/freelance teacher, sometime author, quiltmaker, fabric dyer, general taxi service ,and mother) - and I don't want to tie myself into a corner where the mortgage rules everything. Then there was all the running around I had to do for what was ostensibly a build where they organise all the connections- but apparently not because we do not have standard connections here. It was just too stressful to achieve all the permits and quotes for everything they wanted in the four working days left before I go away.

I am also doing workshops at the Textiel Weekend in Tilburg on 4-5 October , if they don't get cancelled , apparently there have not been many bookings thus far. I hope they don't as it is always expensive to get to Europe, and to have things cancel is a nuisance not only cost wise but I am away from home as well and could have been doing things in my studio . I have to say that 3 of the 4 workshops are ones I have not taught before in the Netherlands or Belgium ( and include my spin on lace making, gypsy moments) and the brief is to have mini workshops of 2.5 hours each. So if you are intrested - sign up! There are plenty of other activities as well.

Oh and we finished the formal dress ( well almost- I have a problem with the zipper in the back kind of bubbling near the bottom- I hand basted it in- could this be because it's too long? The drop of the dress sits really well when the zipper is not in place- we have a slim girl so we can put in a shorter zipper- any suggestions welcomed but I don't want to spend all day fiddling- already it took most of the weekend and I had to get up at 6 am to work on my tifaifai) But it is done! Ha and I don't have to stress out Wednesday night doing last minute stuff on it!


Vicki W said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Anonymous said...

what a great quilt! sorry to hear about your house falling through - hope you get it sorted soon

Rachel Biel said...

Well, hope your house decision gives you some relief and peace of mind!

Morna Crites-Moore said...

My G*d! What a gorgeous quilt! Is that hand quilted or machine quilted? Either way, it is stunning. :)

Judy said...


The quilt is lovely the colours so vibrant. Shame about your house but too many deadlines cause too much stress as you found, good luck with the zip on formal dress.

Mermaid's Purse said...

"Cedar Forest" is lovely!!