This week was mostly concerned with conservation for me, punctuated by making some kid sized masks for my nephews. I was supposed to film the second part of the double nine patch video, but my camera support stopped being supportive and hand held does not work for video of hand stitching where you need both hands. Unless you happen to be an octopus. The new holder with a nice long goose neck is supposed to arrive today so lets be hopeful. I am all set to film so once that bit is here I can get to it right away. I will post an update when the video is uploaded so you can join in. You can see in the still that I have all my squares marked and cut and even laid out so I am ready to stitch. If I didn’t mention last week, this works very well with 2 1/2 strip leftovers from bindings and Jelly Rolls. At the Shoppe we carry Outside the Lines packs of 2 1/2 inch wide by width of fabric strips that would be excellent for this kind of project.
I have decided that the shoppe will slowly come back to re opening. One person at a time, masks required, and by appointment. You can text to our regular phone number to set up an appointment. 845 758 8541 The credit card machine is out of commission at the moment so until further notice its cash or check only. As soon as I have secured a more steady supply of hand sanitizer we will establish some regular hours of operation. I miss all of you and by now your stashes are needing a refresh. We have some good things. Marbella packs of ten fat quarters, that go beautifully with both the panel and overall print from Paula Nadelstern. Love these fabrics.
Since so many of the shows for this year are cancelled or postponed indefinitely, I thought I would share with you this interesting online series of Textile Talks. Every Wednesday afternoon SAQA has hosted a lecture by an institution dealing with some aspect of textiles and quilts. https://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3744 You need to register for them but it is free and open to the public. The ones I have caught have been excellent, and if you are registered and miss the live broadcast they will send the link to a replay. It is worth your time.
Hope you are all staying safe and healthy. See you soon!!