Sewing mushrooms and sticking labels. Isn't that how everybody spends Wednesdays in July?
I'm getting ready for an art quilt show called Five Fiber Friends, in which I'm one of five fiber artists whose work will be hanging at the River Street Gallery of Fair Haven Furniture in New Haven. Thus, sewing mushrooms has become necessary:
This is one of my favorite pieces, and I'd be flattered if someone wanted to buy it, but I have to say, it looks great in my living room. The background of the mushrooms is knitted in a pattern and from a color intended to look like bark. The larger background is hand-painted in a yummy pumpkin-ish color.
I based this image on a photo of Jack O'Lantern mushrooms taken at Connecticut's Penwood State Park:
On other pieces, I had to stick down some labels and tweak a few errant leaves back in better directions.
As of now, mushrooms sewn, labels stuck, and leaves tweaked, I'm ready to use my new gear hauler from L.L. Bean to get my work into the Fair Haven Furniture building. That will be Friday, the day after tomorrow.
The excitement mounts.