Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My projects today

We are still having the most miserable cold rainy weather. Good for staying inside but not at all inspiring.

I really want to get some assessories done for my newly painted bedroom so at least that drew me into the sewing studio. I got the backing and the binding onto the cushion cover and I'm now sitting with it ready to stitch it down.

When my fingers get tired of stitching, I can pick up my knitting.

Since my latest art piece was laying under the needle of the other machine, I rolled over on my chair and did some lines of free motion stitching up and down the flowers and grasses to tack them down.


Being quite different from my other work, I changed how I would actually proceed although it looks much the same. I didn't like the sheen that the fusible gave off - I had ironed it to the right side of the base fabric-- so I cut quite a bit away and covered most of it on the bottom by ironing the strips on top.

I also backed it already with fusible batting and I'm stitching down the foliage, more to be added on top later. The lace will be painted and I will add fusible flowers. There will definitely be some buzzing, flying, and crawling creatures hidden amongst the flowers and foliage.

I hope you're having better weather than we are and you're enjoying your day.

 

7 comments:

Laurel's Stitches said...

You sure are getting a lot done, Holly!

I LOVE your flowers and grasses! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

I am sorry if I delayed your posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday today.. sometimes, I forget what time Saskatchewan is on (is it the same time or an hour different? than here in Winnipeg). I messed it up today! Thanks for your patience and post!

It is cloudy, muggy, and warm (my thermometer reads 24.4 degrees) in Winnipeg! It is a perfect day to be in the studio!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is wet and cold here too Holly...miserable! I just love your thread work!!!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Pouring buckets here too. Perfect day for working inside. Love that you have so many projects to flit between.

Rose Marie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result of your art piece! Today, it is only 6C outside, but it will be a nice and sunny day.

Jo Ferguson said...

The pillow is gorgeous, I love the knitting but your art piece is outstanding. I'll enjoy watching the progress.

Mereknits said...

It is hot and horrid here, wish we had some raindrops to cool things off. Love your work Holly.
Meredith

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm enjoying the development of this lovely piece!