So I have been a little down this past week fighting my annual begin of fall season allergies so have actually been laying a little low to try to beat a sinus cold. As usual though I try to keep art happening all around me. ;-)
|shell grandma created|
|Caleb enjoying himself in the Halloween parade|
"My mother used to make us the very best Halloween costumes every year!" I mean she went for the bang, she loved for us to win the best handmade costume award!!! and we did consistently ;-) I would like to thank my daughter for flashing back such great memories!
So the other art that is slowly happening ...I've got the canvas piece loaded and waiting for me to quilt on the HG16, will be interesting to see how the threads and needles work through the canvas, so a definite learning curve.
I have some mindless 9 piece squares going on, (this was actually a challenge posted on some one's blog this summer, I'm a little behind)..lol
I'm still struggling or dragging on completing the re-piecing of my black and white piece I began wk two in July w/Nancy Crow. It amazes me how much a design may change from the original design on design board to the completed sewn piece. I am still working on understanding how to build in the necessary 1/4 seam allowances automatically while designing spontaneously. ;-))) It's starting to become clearer I think? I am determined to have this piece end up as close to my original design as possible so I am having to fudge by adding some extra white or black along the way. I imagine sooner or later my brain will accept this. ;-))) Remember the saying "Practice makes perfect"?