This has been a busy week, and I discovered it has been a full week since I’d written.
I have been busy working on various projects (along with working on that job that pays the bills.)
First, a question. I have two cucumber plant that keep dropping their flowers without growing any fruit – why? and what can I do to fix this?
The Goods 4 Girls sewing circle will be this Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church; 600 North Euclid from 9am to 1pm in St. Louis, MO. If you live in the area, please join us. I selected and purchased the materials yesterday (a total of over 60 yards.) I am very fortunate that the wife of one of the members of my church works at a fabric store, and she was able to grab a large amount of fabric at a sale price and also get us a very nice discount on materials on top of that. She also cut patterns for our group and wrote out step-by-step instructions, which I gave to one of the folks who actually knows how to sew. I think my job will be the tracing and cutting and maybe pinning. This woman also said she would pre-wash and dry the fabric and deliver to the church on Thursday – which is good, because (as I told her), I’m not sure how I would dry 12 yards of fabric (the longest piece) on my clothes line. 🙂
Yesterday I worked on the press release to send out to the papers for the G4G event, hopefully this will get more people involved in the project. No guarantees, we are competing with the Race for the Cure in town, and about 1,000 other activities that day, including, (shameless plug coming…) the Gay Street Fair in Belleville, IL where I will have a booth of my art from 6-10pm.
Yesterday morning I opened the church hall (the parish administrator is on vacation this week) so members of the Arts Committee could hang the new exhibit – “Heavenly Beings.” Below is my entry – made from an old fan belt, soda tabs, bottle caps, Mardi Gras beads, dried beans and stones. It is called “At God’s Command.”
“At God’s command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.” (From the BCP Eucharistic Prayer C – I really like that imagery.)
If anyone is in the area on Sunday the 22nd (yes, it will be another very busy weekend!) stop by Trinity (address under G4G,) from roughly noon to 1pm, have a glass of wine or soda and some goodies, and see the exhibit. The exhibit will be hanging for the next few months and available to be seen during the work week as well. Our next exhibit will be “The Environment” and will open in September to coincide with the 7-week Creation Series put together by our Environment Group. More on this later.
It looks to be another beautiful but hot day in St. Louis and I hope to be able to take a bit of time to enjoy the day. I hope you enjoy yours as well.