This second month in the studio isn't as productive as the first. Yesterday I returned after 6 days of not making it there. I stayed for 5 hours and accomplished attaching most of the embellishments to Faith of A Mother (working title) and worked on 2 of the Weaving Poetics Series which have a simple layout but I spent most of the time trying to get the best of simple. I left there and went to the LAFTA meeting but didn't stay as the day just proved to long for me and I had to come home. The shorten daylight doesn't help and as much as I try to push it out of my mind, the change of seasons seems to be a vulnerable time for me physically. But the one thing that I'm most proud of in regards to the studio time is that it took me 3 weeks to finish a quilt from start to finish. If I had did this at home it would have been closer to 3 months. Its just not the same. I've put it out in the universe and to God that I would love a studio outside of home for at least a full year or two.
Two posts ago I wrote about the circular attachment and a few had inquiries about it. It is a specific attachment for my sewing machine, Janome 6500. I first saw it on the Janome website as an option and called the dealer back in January who sold me one that didn't fit...it was a Janome attachment but for another J machine...even after I mentioned it was on the website the owner dismissed the info and still insisted there wasn't one for the 6500. It wasn't until I was in Nashville at the AQS show that I purchased the correct one and for 15 bucks cheaper than the local dealer would have sold it IF she had had the correct one! But I almost lost the one I purchased in Nashville if not for some angels who blessed me by retrieving it.
My goal today is to attend a lecture by bell hooks. I count her writings among the select women writers who have had the most profound influence in my intellectual development. I heard her speak for the first time about 2 years ago and she was such a delightful surprise. I had always pictured a towering commanding woman and she is a small, tranquil commanding woman who exudes a neighborly friendliness which made me love her writing even more. I wish I had been better prepared, I would have presented her with one of my quilts.