and I didn't get here on Monday because I was doing laundry and making a trip to Costco --
and I didn't get here on Tuesday because after I ran some errands I went to my studio instead
so here we are on Wednesday, and I have to play catch up with what I've been doing otherwise!
both the container (a red coffee can) and the smell of metal shavings had me thinking about dad's garage work when I started on this project
here is a bit of that fabric from the last post's journeying box and it has been dampened and sprinkled with metal shavings then spritzed with white vinegar
when Barbara brought the metal shavings we were talking about what I wanted to do with the fabric that comes out of this project
and she told me that dipping the rusted fabric in tea would result in this great grey
look at that! a successful chemistry experiment!!
the design work is still in process
I spent quite a bit of time last week adding the reds and yellows and oranges behind the trees
but I just didn't like it -- it doesn't look right
I'll be pulling this photo into PhotoShop and playing with adding some layers of "flame" until I like what it looks like before I go back to stitching on it
the work on this project went much better
all of the hay bales are stitched now and this piece is ready to be cut and bound
which means I needed to figure out the issues with this little study before I could move on to the big piece of the city
the photo on the left was the first attempt, but that big rusty colored block on the left side and the white piece on the right just weren't doing it
the changes of fabric on the right side photo are much better
the sky is done here
hard to tell in this photo, but the mountain is quilted and the narrow band of green "trees" between the mountain and the fields is done too
I'll be listing it in my Etsy store soon
still lots to do this week -- we're hoping to get the deck painted this week, but we need to be sure we'll have a couple of days without moisture to do that properly
meantime, it's starting to feel like fall and we're starting to think about those other around the house projects that need to get done before the cool weather sets in
time to get to it!