Monday, March 2, 2009

Each picture tells a story

Spring is beginning! Last week, during a momentary snow melt, I glimpsed snowdrops in my front border!

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Neighbors passing by this weekend probably commented that we've emerged from hibernation as we sat on our sunny (but chilly) porch steps Saturday with steaming bowls of chicken gumbo.

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Today, I finally hung my show I've been working on for 20 years to draw and 3 years to convert into wall hangings. All twenty quilts just fit into the Fred and Irene Smart Community Room at the Sidney Pubic Memorial Library. I took the liberty of rearranging some library coat rack units and moving some chairs and large speakers. My homemade hanging wires worked perfectly, as did the shower curtain rings attached to furring strips that I inserted into hanging sleeves on the top of each quilt. I never saw all my calendar drawings (240 total over 20 years) all in one place, and it's neat to see the results of plugging away everyday, drawing one line at a time. They add up! My quilting friend, Karen, popped in just as I finished "installing" the show, and I enjoyed mentioning the stories some of the images brought to mind. I look at them and remember when I took the photos, which child was riding shotgun with me on our "looking" rides, sitting in the corner of the living room at a TV tray or table, drawing, taking the finished product to Printer Dave, or more recently, printing each calendar on my laser printer and assembling it by hand. A good many of them are passed out at family reunions- They are truly a labor of love.

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3 comments:

Star8278 said...

Linda - it was so great to meet you yesterday!!! Hope you had a safe trip home. I'm heading to work, then hoping to sneak some time with my laptop to start editing pictures.

:)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You met Lisa. How cool. I just saw her post about meeting you.

Have a terrific day. :)

DeVona said...

Hi, Lisa- I was so happy to meet you, too! ( Could you tell? I felt like a starstruck- no pun intended- fan meeting a favorite singer or something!) Got home safely. Downloaded my pics to Flickr, even the one I didn't quite get of us! Enjoy the coming of Spring! - Linda