As I feel stronger I'm itching to get back to my sewing machines; however, I'm trying to keep my focus and finish the fabric painting that I started last week.
I want to finish this piece with sunflowers even if I don't use it right away. It's actually double in length than what is pictured; I've decided to concentrate on the half for now. I'd like it perhaps for a runner but I think I'd cut it up and mix it with commercial fabrics.
I still need to go back and add darker colors to the flower centres.
While I had the green paint out, I added some leaves to the zinnia piece.
There were several flowers that ran when I first started. Too much water. I painted leaves on those that were passable and figure I'll cut it up as well.
See those blobs lower left? I'll find a way to work around them. Probably cut them out.
Both pieces are inspired by my garden and will be a nice inspiration for a small project in winter. You'd be surprised what a bit of thread work will do for it. That's really the exciting part for me.
A lot of my painting supplies are stored downstairs away from my dining area and sewing room. After my surgery, I gathered some into a basket that I keep near my table. It has inspired me to do some sketching each day, often as I have breakfast , lunch or with my tea.
I'm still using the craft foam stamps. Notice the small mauve and green areas in the background.
My bedroom is still a work in progress. I want to make a chair cover for a small slipper chair using the fabric that I used for the patchwork cushion.
This week I found an inexpensive duvet cover with the pillow shams in exactly the color I've been looking for.
It's reversible with a print like the shams on the other side. It makes me so happy to climb under and wake up to.