Wednesday, October 7, 2009

From Sketches to Quilts




Well, I'm still way behind all the furniture and other things in the corner with my sewing machine. I've recently discovered that I need to replace the floor in my studio. We had to put the refrigerator in my studio, and lo and behold there is water damage on some of the floor now from the overflow pan. When we moved it the water splashed and I did not know it was on the floor and as it sat there it damaged the floor. I'm going to put in something that will not be damaged by water this time.So much for the gloom. I'm still stitching everyday by hand or by machine. I refuse to stop for stitching helps me keep my sanity.
I had a black piece of cloth on one of my work tables some time ago. As I look at it now I don't know why in the world I padded that table with black cloth, however I started drawing on it and then painting on it some time ago and had really thrown it in the "OUT" pile. When I was in the process of moving to my new studio I almost threw it away. I took a good look at it and a light went on. I decided to paint a little more on it and since I have been here with everything torn apart I decided to do some hand embroidery on it , and it is beginning to look very nice. It is about 24X36 in. I think I will mount it on a board.
I also pulled out the floor pillows that I started making covers for yearssssss ago and am working on the last one. The pillows are about 2 feet square. Thought I'd share what I've been doing since my last post besides tearing out floors and rearranging.
" A STITCH A DAY KEEPS THE BLAHS AWAY"