I've been a little lax lately in writing-- a combination of health issues and appointments. I won't get into details except to say that I have been dealing with these specific health problems for just over a year and I've not gotten very far. The medical system is a slow machine. The endocrine system is complicated and the family doctor is overwhelmed. I have an appointment booked only for November 2011 with a new endocrinologist. I called to see if they had a cancellation list and they don't, so I have to wait.
When I have the energy,I have started working on a little project I've been wanting to do for the last 5 years since our local paper mill closed. It's a bit of a departure for me because it involves pre-planning and drawing up a pattern for paper piecing. My process is usually a little more laid back, kind of a let's see where it goes sort of thing.. While I'm fairly experienced at paper piecing, I have problems doing the patterns. My friend, Glenda helped me with that.
I started with a photograph of one view of the mill. I zeroed in on one interesting section which I then enlarged. I copied it to tracing paper with color notes. From there we made the paper pieceing sections. Yesterday I put these 2 together. I'll show more later.