Like many textile people at this time of year I find that although I have been making work for the Festival of Quilts for what seems like most of the last year I am still working hard to finish the pieces, and that it is seeming to take forever. Then there’s the labelling and wrapping, which I seriously hate doing! I’ve decided that delivery will be on Monday and that’s that.
Having said that we had a lovely day trip to Wales yesterday. Although this was actually precipitated by abject failure it was very good. My piece failed to get into the MOMA Summer Show, which was a shame, but I was in good company as a couple of RBSA coleagues also joined me on the reject pile. One of them actually got into the Royal Academy Summer Show this year too, so there we are.
The exhibition was good though, with some excellent work. My daughter did get in too, which of course was brilliant, although she wasn’t that pleased since it wasn’t both of us! We are into family loyalty around here. I was forced to buy a dress in Machynlleth and then we drove to the coast for a walk on the beach, to revive our poor inland souls.
The piece I’ve been finishing today is Sea Lily, which doesn’t photograph well, being several different shades of white with a bit of black, but here are a couple of images. I’m determined that tomorrow it will be absolutely and totally DONE and wrapped.
I actually started this piece about two years ago, for a different project that was shelved but then started up again. I’ve recently dug out more laid down work which is ripe to finish; I started that a year ago, then sort of went of it. But I seem to like it again now, which is handy all round.