So...now I'm back (I hope!) and here is the promised picture of the wonderful paperweight that Paula sent me. The camera, for some reason, didn't want to focus properly on it. That lovely white dupioni silk (my absolute FAVE fabric in the world) was wrapped around it. Enlarging the picture might help you see the wonderful stitching Paula did. There are hundreds of french knots in the background, which is a tremendous feat in itself, much less the intriguing work she did on the rest of it. Thank you Paula!! Today I finally got to sit down in my studio and play a bit more with my denim/metal piece. This picture should have been taken outdoors in the sun in order for the metal to show up better, but I wanted to show you that I actually have done something.
You might want to check out a couple of things: Nellie of http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com has a post today titled "Our Biosphere Reserve". Take a look and be sure you scroll down to see how she did it. Fantastic work!
The other thing is that the latest 'issue' of Twist Collective is up at http://twistcollective.com if you'd like to check it out too.