Monday, April 29, 2013

Pillows are ready for Raven Rocks Gallery

I feel like a proud mama with all of her nine babies. I am taking the pillows to the local gallery and must admit that I feel little sad letting them go. They will be there for couple months to test public interest. I am really pleased with how they turned out and whatever the outcome, they will always be welcomed home.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweatshirt renewal

 I took a class on how to turn a sweatshirt into a jacket. Charlie gave me his old work sweatshirt and  cut it all at the seams to place and sew fabrics on top. At times, this was really difficult, because the shirt was stretched out way too much. If I ever do that again, I would use a new sweatshirt, though I promised myself to not do that again. But who knows, I never seem to know where my interest leads me next and so I would not be surprised to begin another one, this time cutting it in the middle of the front to make a jacket, as the teacher wanted us to do. I did not want to go there with weirdly stretched fabric and so it remained a pullover jacket. Below, is the beginning of the back. The sleeves are still attached and I did have to cut them off eventually, because they would not lie flat when the whole thing was opened up for sewing.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Looking in" and "Looking out" quilted pillows

"Looking out" front panel, 15"x15"
"Looking out" back panel, "15"x15"
"Looking in" front panel, 15"x15"
"Looking in" back panel, 15"x15"
Finally, I was able to sew again. I have not been feeling well and now I feel better. I am grateful. I do not have much to say, except having regrets that I have almost used up all the dark fabric with the leaves on it. I am not able to replenish the supply. Alas, that is what happens in the world of batiks, so I am told.