Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day Weekend is for laboring.....

or so it would seem

hard to believe that this time last year I was painting rooms in a house we no longer live in

this year's painting project was to paint the front porch and the trim around the back door -- both of which were showing a little weathering, and I wanted to get them protected before the bad weather sets in

we've been hauling in more boxes this weekend too -- I'm getting close to being able to park in the garage again!

some of what we hauled in this week has made it's way into the places it will be -- like this bookcase, that fits perfectly in the space there next to the closet -- nice to have someplace to put a few more books!

when we moved here, I joined the local quilt guild

next month we have a show and boutique, and they were still looking for folks to put together banners when I was at the last meeting

this was something low stress, quick and fun

I finished the quilting on the test piece

and I have decided that I will be doing this big piece with just the line drawings -- no color -- because I feel that gives the best "ghostly" impression

this week I hope to get back to working on this piece

the quilting on this shed door is now complete -- and in the end I added some additional inking below the latch on this one because it needed the look of more depth

the next thing to do is finish the edges

which I will be finishing the way I did this one!

it was suggested to me that because the whole look of these was weathered and rustic that having an irregular edge would be in character to the piece

and I agree

this was a whole new thing for me to try -- and I'm really pleased with it

and the last of the pumpkin pieces for the ArtWalk show I'm doing this month is complete

I don't have another beading project started, or even planned right now, but I'm sure I'll come up with something soon

I do have this project in the works, however

Mr Cute wants to be a Ninja Turtle for Halloween, so we've started working on a costume --

the pattern calls for this to be made out of felt -- gramma thinks corduroy is more interesting, and a little fabric paint more interesting still -- and yesterday his mama brought me some glow in the dark paint to add to this -- a really good thing for the evening of Trick of Treating!

something different and fun

we'll see how much work we get done this week!

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