Contemporary Appliqué

This morning I’ve ordered a copy of ‘Contemporary Appliqué’ by Julia Triston and Rachel Lombard. The book is just out – here’s a picture of the front cover. I’m excited about this because I think it will be a good and interesting read, and also, from a purely selfish point of view, because I know it contains an illustration of a piece of appliqué work that I did a couple of years ago.Contemporary Appliqué by Triston and Lombard

I’ve been working solidly all weekend and have had no time at all to do anything I actually want to do. Work will continue for the next seven days and then I’ll get a bit of a rest. The house is looking pretty squalid and the garden is full of weeds, so I guess I know what I’ll be doing when the work finally draws to a close. Still, from where I’m sitting right now (chained to the computer), even the prospect of weeding, cleaning the kitchen etc. doesn’t look too bad. And ordering this book gives me something to look forward to. When I have a large chunk of work on, like now, I often order a book so that there’s at least the glimmer of a bright prospect on the horizon. I have to keep reminding myself that lots of people are out of work/short of work/chronically underpaid for the work they do, so I have to count myself very fortunate.

And once this batch of work is finished, I’m promising myself some time to spend on stitching and drawing more triangles etc. Won’t be long now…..

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