this was originally a t-shirt style top, and my daughter loved the print (I can see why!), but even though it was a size that should have fit her quite well, it was just too snug to be comfortable
so she asked me if I could cut it down the front and make it into a "jacket"
yup, I still can do that! I even had a piece of an old orange t-shirt that I could cut pieces to neatly face that opening
after I took this photo, we decided that the bottom edge looked a little stark, so I've added some little bits of grass along there
the binding is on now, so all that is left is a sleeve, a slat and a presentation bag
this will be done well ahead of my deadline
it is a 12"x12" piece that is my donation to the annual SAQA fund raising auction
it will be going in the mail tomorrow morning -- the auction is in September
I've added the wind chimes, put some pale shadows of the arbor at the bottom and painted some lighter areas in that very dark green in the background
I think I'm ready to quilt this (I know, that's what I said before, and I may change it some more, but it is getting closer!)
I originally started doing the barn for the next piece I'm working on in brown tones and very narrow "planks"
which did nothing but frustrate
it has been redesigned, and I'm cruising along on the new barn in weathered gray "wood"
this is titled "Sailor Boy", and I will be doing the entire piece in blues -- like an old cyanotype
looking forward to getting started putting fabric on it
back on April 18, we had a big wind storm (70 mph gusts!) that resulted in some significant damage to our roof, so we will be having a new one put on
just waiting to be "next in line" on the roofer's schedule to have this done
I introduced him to the concept of weaving -- every kid need to have some experience with those plastic frames and loops of fabric!
and of course there was a bit of playing around with the dog
this year I basically have a "salsa garden" --- lots of tomatoes, peppers/chilis and red onions --- but I do have two zucchinis and two cucumbers out there too
now we just hope for no hail!!