Well, I don't have as many pictures to show you today. I got busy working on a new piece and that took the day. Today is mid point...two weeks here and two weeks to go. Everyone around here is starting to gear up for the shindig this coming weekend. The never-ending invitation seems to now hover around 60+ people coming although those are not all spending the night!
This is the first big piece I started and I have done a lot of screening over the piece and I am more satisfied. It's better but not great.
Virginia has changed her studio around so that she has better light over her sewing table. And you can see that she can look at some of her wonderful fabric while she works, and she can also look at her design wall which is to the left. Life is so difficult. She has spent today sewing on smaller things and getting back in to the swing of sewing as she has been so busy with the Fiber Art for a Cause program for the past year and a half.
I got this piece put together. It is about 44 x 70", a little bigger. The pieces are starting to add up. It has been very difficult for me to keep on making tops since I am so programed to get things finished before I start something new. So now I have about 6 fairly good size pieces that need to get quilting done. I put in an emergency order to Superior Threads for some gold color thread as well as black and also mono poly which is clear and also their smoke. It will be here on Thursday. So this piece joins the pile that has been fused to the batting.
I think I will do the pillow case method once I get some 60" fabric painted. Virginia kindly gave me some since she would have to ship it home, so tomorrow I will be painting fabric so I can get some backings on before this weekend. That will help to stabilize them better. So, do that first thing and then start another one.
I also silk screening adhesive for foiling and did two pieces of fabric, one with a beautiful orangie-gold and the other with some brownish foil. Really neat, now I have to decide how to use them. I will also be making some cards for Karey's Heart 2 Heart project for wounded soldiers in the hospitals.
We all went out for dinner tonight, Karey, Virginia, me and Pam, Karey's very hard working assistant. Had good Mexican food again and Virginia and Karey both came home with lunch for tomorrow.
It's an early bedtime tonight. The weather has gotten cold and it is very windy. Burrrrr...time to crawl under the covers and get warm and read for a little while.
Oh yeah, if you stop by to read any of this, would you just say hi? You know, it's nice to know that a few more than three or four people happen to look this way. You don't have to say anything other than hi...no compliments expected (of course they are welcome!) but just say hi!