weekend work

I might be finished piecing “Middle Passage I” – shown here.  An African ritual beaded belt helped me ‘see’ the bottom edge.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll be daring and violate copyright laws to show you.

I finished this felt house today by adding satin cording and a bottom and closing it up into a 3-D structure.  Need to find bead for closure.

Did first “Whispering Hearts”‘ online class with Jude Hill yesterday – signed up, whaaa? – last year sometime – only now going through the entire class (I signed up at a time when I was working full-time — it was an act of hope more than anything).  I love her idea of keeping things simple and getting to know the subject before departing from it.  On American Idol, they’d say – ‘more melody’ or ‘stick to the tune’.

I like the way Arlee Barr’s beautiful ecru silk is imprinted with leaf shapes that almost look like ribs.

While piecing “Middle Passage II” today, this little piece emerged – just for fun!

Cleaning out paper boxes, found the heart doilies… once you investigate a theme, it starts showing up everywhere (but, I have to announce for the record, that I’ve been sewing hearts of one kind or for more than a decade!)

Tonight, after WISHING for curtains for our back sliders for years – honest to god – and puzzling over the nine foot expanse, wondering about support for the rod, brackets (do they match others in the room, or not?), where to place the fullness of cloth and still move in and out the door readily – I JUST DID IT!!  Had the spring rods.  Dug up the curtains.

Maybe it’s the NIKE track poster of C’s that I just hung on the other wall that spurred this long over-due act!!

Whatever the reason, it is heavenly to have the room completely enclosed at night – especially when the leaves are still not out.

2 thoughts on “weekend work

  1. saskia

    wow, you have been busy! all very impressive!!
    I really like Middle Passage and the felt house;
    and what is it about these chores waiting to be done?? once you do get round to doing them they’re finished just like that and you can’t for the life of you remember why you left it so long…….

    I have been ‘at it’ yes, but the pace has been quiet… so agree about chores… I need to put a sign on my fridge that says – “You’ll feel better when you’ve cleaned up the counters and done the dishes!”

  2. debgorr

    As the first picture came up my response was “oooooo…” Hope you are enjoying working through “whispering hearts…” I’m still working on hearts slowly. 🙂

    Thanks so much, Deb! Everything I’m learning in Whispering Hearts is applicable to everything else!


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