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A Little Fame

See that magazine I'm holding down there in the prior post while modeling my new sweater? I was featured in the My Style column of a local bimonthly magazine, R-HOME, and I worked on Rooibos when the photographer came to shoot me and some of my treasures. Of course I would wear something I knitted, but I'd actually started the day in my Tempest cardigan . . .


. . . but I changed into my good old Sitcom Chic in order to match the chair, newly upholstered in some Amy Butler fabric. She's one of my faves, a fondness I share with Karen of Darling Octopus Decor, who also used Butler fabric on the rehabbed table beside me. My friend Patience, a/k/a Kindnessgirl, brought me the orchid in December 2008, after I let her know I'd dreamed that she gave me an orchid. I ordered the rug from Home Decorators Collection when they sent me a hefty discount coupon (because, y'know, I do like to shop local at La Difference!).

The large print behind me is by Tanja Softic, who was born in Bosnia and teaches at the University of Richmond. The smaller piece is an oldie but goodie: a serigraph by Juan Logan from an edition of 100 printed in 1996 to support the U.S. Senate campaign of Harvey Gantt, who unsuccessfully challenged the late Jesse Helms in my home state.

I'm flattered to have been included in the magazine, although it was rather close on the heels of a November spread on my monthly Stitch & Bitch in Style Weekly's monthly Belle. I tried to postpone, but editor Brandon would have nothing of it. And so not only it is an arts issue, it's a VisArts issue, since my colleague Aimee's sweet loft building in Petersburg gets a big article, as does the bungalow of Pam Anderson, an artist on our board.