Sewing My Life Together

Things Here and There

Well, I am having a pretty good day. Today,  December 2, 2012, there is a show and crafts sale at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge…of course, it’s closed right now but the artwork will be up through the holidays. Here’s the info about the site and location:

http://www.noca-arts.org/

I just joined NoCa (North Cambridge Artists) this year,  on the basis of the cards I make, not my quilts (I still struggle with the art and craft of quilting). I feel awkward about being a member; I have no art background and cannot paint, draw, or sketch….but I love playing around with fabric!

Today was a craft fair, but the show will be up throughout the holidays.  I have a piece of art there, a lovely box framed set of three of my cards. They also have the information about how to contact me if people want to buy some cards. They are $4.00 each or three for $10.00. Here is an example:

These represent the kind of cards I make. No two are ever alike.

These represent the kind of cards I make. No two are ever alike.

I paint or print on fabric and use a variety of different types of cards. If anyone is interested in seeing more, you can email me at cardsbysusan@comcast.net.

Also, my friend Marci has one piece of her art on display there. She is a collage artist with paints and paper, and has recently been inspired by flowers…here is a photo of her piece, called “Gold Flower”…

"GoldFlower". Paper and paint collage. Marci Davis.

“GoldFlower”. Paper and paint collage. Marci Davis.

So Neal and I visited the show, and when we returned, I found myself in an internal debate. I have work to do (a final assignment for a class, a video to upload for my mentoring for my work with kids with autism), but what I really wanted to do was to sew.

So, what did I do? I procrastinated on the work and went upstairs to sew. The project I am working  on is not art nor is it a quilt. It is a bag as a hostess gift for the holidays…I love the colors and the contrast.

The small black and white checked is the exterior, the red is the lining, and the top black, white, and red checked is the contrast fabric for the handles and the band.

The small black and white checked is the exterior, the red is the lining, and the top black, white, and red checked is the contrast fabric for the handles and the band.

I also like sewing these types of projects….sometimes it is easier, more relaxing, to follow a pattern and not have to think about what step to take next. And so I spent a happy three hours making the pockets, the pleats, and applying the fusible interfacing to each pattern piece. I might try to do some more tonight. On Monday and Tuesday night I will attend to my work.

 

 

 

 

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