Monday, October 27, 2008

Libraries and needlework

As you can see, last week was a great time to visit West Virginia.  This is the view from my hotel room - don't ask me to spell the name of the river - but it was flowing through Morgantown and starts with M.
This is the view from the new medical library.  The library was really great as well.  I had a bad case of library envy.  I did not expect to encounter any needlearts on the trip, but this amazing set of quilted panels was hung in the medical science building. 
Of course, being a librarian, I had to ask for information so I could tell you about it properly.
Here is what the plaque says:
"A quilt of mountain colors created by Sally Rowe, Cottageville, West Virginia, for The Health Science Center at West Virginia University to celebrate Research, Education, Health Care and Service to West Virginia, 2007"
It was commissioned for the space - a large two story atrium and the panels must be at least 8 feet high.  And the pieces that make up the quilt are small so it was an labour of love for sure.  There is lots of lovely natural light which highlights the beauty of the quilt.  The door to the library is opposite the piece, so you see it every time you leave the library.  Lucky people.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Amazing videos

I'm afraid there isn't much stitching going on here.  I've been applying myself to work and so far I'm  happy with the results.  My genetics wiki is up and running, and I almost have my poster ready for next week.  After the meeting in WV, I should have some time to stitch again - notice I say should, not will.  I don't want to jinx myself.  We've also been busy looking after our very ill dog.  She is in the middle of chemotherapy treatments and we're all hoping she'll go into remission for a while. Here is her shaved belly for ultrasound.
I also have something to share with you.  While not needlework related, I think it is art and really cool.

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.