September was a busy month! Here it is October and I’m still trying to catch up. Our oldest child brought home his first cold of the school year a couple weeks ago and shared it with everyone. We are still trying to get over it. I missed Expo, largely because of it. But other than ‘get over it’ there just isn’t to much I can do about that. I feel better venting.
I’ve been trying to work on creative things. I have lots of ideas swimming in my brain. But I refuse to rush into anything. I did enough of that this summer. A few group members went to the Fabrications retreat and did this way cool deconstructive screen printing. I’m curious – way curious. So I’ve been reading and surfing the web, researching this method, which I’ve been told is like ‘crack.’ Also been reading how to do it with with crayons and matte medium, which looks a little more workable for me.
But before I jump into that I’m trying work on some gifts for people who had big events the past few month and I missed it. It’s been going slow. First I decided I needed to organize all my threads so I could actually know what I have and easily be able to use them. Craziness, I know! I would really like to dye more embroidery threads but I need a place to put them all, so I can line the threads all up and say ‘mmmm, pretttty’. So here’s the current inventory.
Lots of hand-dyed threads, silk, wool, and everything in between. A couple boxes of happy order.
So with that complete I did actually start working on something. I have lots of vintage quilt pieces. I actually prefer to do more modern type stuff but vintage is something I’ve acquired over the years and I need to work with what I have. So I’ve been hand stitching these crazy quilt squares that I stenciled months ago and colored in various ways. I don’t want to say what the end product will be or who they are for because you never know who may read this and blow the surprise.
So the head cold is starting to go away, finally. With that I feel a little more creative and hope to move a little faster on my projects. But we don’t want to rush anything!