Sunday, August 07, 2016
An Actual FINISHED piece!
doing a little happy dance here because it actually looks like the picture in my head -- whoot whoot!!
the background for the truck is really coming along too -- today I should get to start on the applique of the cracked dirt on the bottom edge of this
it's exciting to see these things coming together
two of the seven leaves have been backed and edged (I love the way that gold leather looks, and it's super soft too!)
five more leaves to go and then the neck band -- rolling right along
it represents my taking a step toward creating my own fabric to use for a specific part of another of the Parched Earth quilts
my plan is to do a piece that involves a windmill -- but it needs to look beat up and rusty
I will be taking this gray fabric and trying to create some real rust on it to use for this purpose
the plan is to spread out the fabric, shred up the steel wool and spray the entire thing with vinegar and let it set to do it's magic
we'll see how that goes
this batch of apricot jam is all finished and stashed in the pantry too ---
the next preserving needs to be a batch of pickle relish -- which I prefer to make out of zucchinis not cucumbers --- need to shop for zucchini -- the plant that I put in just croaked, so no home grown ones this year -- bummer
time to get to it!