it had been a long time since I made pickle relish, and we were in the very last jar of that batch
and since my zucchini plant turned up it's toes and died on me, I had to send out a call for donations
(I know, who does that?!)
that will hold us for a while
last week I said there were 7 leaves -- actually there are 9 -- and as of last night I had finished 8 of them and I'm working on number 9
as is usual when I get to this point in a project like this, I'm getting impatient with the speed at which it is getting finished -- I want to be done so I can move on to the next project!
must be patient and not ruin the finishing by getting in a hurry
the leaf project was not the only bead work in process
these three sample pieces are done now too
I plan to use these as examples on an Etsy listing that will involve doing custom "memorial" pieces that will involve the person placing the order sending me a file of whatever they want put under the glass
we'll see if that gets any orders
I made them for my daughter because I got my hands on a package of these cute charms and she and I have an longstanding joke about someone dropping a house on the witch
I think she'll like the earrings
but there was something about it that I still wasn't quite happy with even though I couldn't put my finger on exactly what it was
so I did other things, thinking that I might figure it out
right away I could see that the dark gray on the right hand side and the really big white patch on the left hand side were distracting
NOW it's ready to quilt
and this photo is a good explanation of why this piece was one that is hand stitched, not fused since it's wider than my design wall!
it's nearly ready to be attached to the sky -- looking pretty good
but when I started thinking about the materials that I want to use for that tall building I decided that I need to do some testing before I do a lot of work and then have a materials failure
so I'm going to test those materials by creating a smaller piece that is just a section of the piece with a bit less detail
if what I want to do works well, I will finish this piece and set it aside to donate to the SAQA auction next year
this week's activities include a meeting with other quilters, a trip to the dentist, a critique meeting and a family gathering --- never a dull moment!