I have accomplished a teeny bit more on my barn project (in between sneezing and nose blowing as I deal with a grandson-shared cold). Never let it be said that I'm afraid to show my work in ANY state of disrepair (as this photo will attest!)...
My free motion quilting abilities are more than abysmal so when I was pondering what to do about the sky area I decided the best form of attack (and...hopefully....with the least amount of reverse stitching involved!) was to print off some cloud-like shapes on my computer, trace them onto tissue paper and then stitch through the tissue. Well, it worked....and then again....it didn't. I remembered to crumple the tissue paper well before I pinned it in place which does make the removal a bit easier (and the tissue is less apt to tear when you're stitching if it's softened by the crumpling). However, removing the tissue entirely is a bit tricky and will involve the judicious application of a pair of tweezers over the entire thing. Hmmm. Reverse stitching vs. tweezering....definitely a thing to ponder further.
But, on the good side....do you see the door?
- The wonderful Mary Corbet is starting a fun stitch-a-long called 'Party In Provence' and you can find more information in her post HERE.
- Judy Cooper has several links in THIS post to other BOM's you might find interesting.
- Those of you who enjoy making your own books (or would like to learn how), perhaps you would find THIS tutorial helpful.
- If you would like to experiment with rusting items for use in your projects, have a look at THIS tutorial. And if you would like to rust some fabrics, there's a great tutorial HERE.
- I don't know if you've noticed fabric versions of cling wrap being sold (at a very high price!) in stores but if you're interested in making your own, there's a tutorial HERE.
Today your quote is another from an anonymous source..."Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow's a fresh opportunity to make it better"