Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here pt 1

Today is the first day in several weeks when I could relax and not worry about meeting my costume deadline. The Dancing Studio show was last night, a huge 10th anniversary show featuring a lot of my costumes made in the past 10 years during the 4 hour gala. I finished and delivered the last 4 pieces at midday during the final dress rehearsal and thankfully everything fitted well. Nothing like cutting it fine, but then that's show business isn't it? Now if our Summer weather would just co-operate and settle into warm but not oppresive I could get on with everything else that needs to be done before Christmas !

Here is the cover of the latest Embroiderers' Guild NSW members' magazine The Record which features my miniature patchwork quilt on the cover. My local Cumberland Group provided work for the October room exhibition at the Guild rooms, and this piece was chosen to feature on the cover. I'm quite proud of this piece, the hexagons were based on our smallest coin available back in 2000, the 1 cent piece. The biro was photographed with the bed to give some scale.