As I lamented on Facebook, my hands are a mess. Somedays they hurt more than other days, usually I just push through it because, let's face it, I'm not going to stop using my hands. The combination of my carpal tunnel with today's intense handwork through high-thread count cotton, though, did a number.
I don't usually use Kona cotton, but I shiboried the binding a week or so ago, to match the rest of the quilt, and I used a piece of Kona. Most quilters that I know love the stuff -- yes, it dyes beautifully. But I prefer fabrics with a softer hand. Which is why I use muslin a lot, and linen. Kona is difficult, for me anyway, to sew by hand. Kind of like high-thread count sheets and pillowcases. Great finding old ones to dye and print on, but not good for handsewing.
I learned yesterday that one of my entries was accepted into the Foto-Fiber-Fabulous quilt exhibit at Fiber Artspace in San Antonio. Very exciting. I'm actually very stoked that although I haven't been art quilting for very long, I've gotten into just about every show I've entered. I'm really encouraged by that. Sales will follow -- my mantra!