Thursday, September 27, 2007

Scary day

Well I've done it now, the gallery is booked. I will be showing some of my work at the Dissenters Gallery from 7th March 2008 to 7th April 2008. It seems a lot more scary now I have confirmed it. I have plans for all the work that will be on display, I just have to decide the title. I am excited too, but sooo nervous. I guess my next step is to take some time to try and work out the bulk of what has to be done before the opening. I've a feeling it will be a long list.

I can finally talk freely about a project I completed back in February. Unfortunately I don't seem to have a picture of it finished but here is 'By the Hearth' in progress. It is a wall hanging of a life sized fireplace. Today I got my copy of Popular Patchwork, who are printing it as a three part project, and I love the photograph they have taken of it. I will have to ask someone to pat the model for me.

It could be used just as a decorative piece, or by adding Velcro to the back of all the decorative items it works as an advent calendar too. The stockings button on and would be great to hold a few small presents. The fireplace and it's quilting is very closely based on the fireplace in my sewing room. The cat would have to be Heimdal who is my ginger tom and love the fire.

I also have designs for decorations to hang on your real fireplace (if you are lucky enough to have one) which I will be teaching at Patchwork Corner on the 20th October. We will also look at making Christmas stockings and quilted cards.


Natalya said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have been enjoying looking at your work for a while now without commenting. sorry about that... thank you for visiting my blog!

Ferret said...

Hey, nice to meet you. I love it when I get to hear from readers. Besides it gives me a link back to their blogs too.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Your fireplace quilt looks like fun! Sounds like you will be one busy preson getting your gallery show going, do have some fun getting it done. Just think of the feeling you will have when it is all in place!

margaret said...

Great that you are taking the plunge on having your own show -- the gallery is a good space for quilts, I think; looking forward to seeing it!