I started the day intending to paint the trees onto my newly painted sky for the rocky hillside piece. I did go into the studio this morning and cut out pieces for the background hillside and some of the snow.
I like to draw my pattern onto freezer paper which I then iron onto the right of my fabric which has fusible already ironed to the back. This way I don't have to worry about reversed pattern pieces and I can see how it's going to fit as I go along.
I've laid it out with some of the pieces of the snow on the shrubby hillside part with the sky fabric in behind.
I did not paint the trees onto the background fabric after lunch because I wandered into my studio with my cup of tea and got lured to the sewing machine. That is the joy of having a studio where you can leve everything set up. Everything is sitting there waiting (calling) to you.
I added some fir trees to the background of my little shanties piece.
My thought at the time was that I'd just add some firs and then I'd go paint on my other piece. Of course I kept pulling out more thread colors and one tree led to another.
I finally had to stop for my afternoon snack.
I had pomegranate with cottage cheese, my favorite!
I'll make a cup of tea now and go sit down in my new happy place with my knitting and a bit of Downton Abbey.
I've set out one of the new cushions that I finished even though I find the pillow form a little too full. I'm going to open it and take out some of the stuffing.
You might notice that I've tried out a bound edge just like on a quilt-- an idea I came across somewhere on the net.
Now, for my cup of tea before dinner preparations.