Here I am, in my sewing corner, after picking up the white thread for the frosting. The shelves behind me are almost bare as I recently moved fabric from them and have not yet decided how to use them. The one with the thread will be used for "current usage" thread but the rest will probably be storage for machine extras.
|And then I began working on the Deco Gardens #3. After I had the fusible on the fabric I all of a sudden noticed that I hadn't "windowed" several of the pieces. It probably doesn't matter but I like the softness of the windowed pieces. Also, I don't know if you can see it, but she added little accent slits on four pieces. Not an easy thing to accomplish with fused pieces.|
But with much effort I got everything cut out right and laid out on the pressing cloth. Now, please note that none of the pieces touch each other. This meant that I couldn't fuse the full layout together and then move it to the background.
Each piece had to be moved separately and then I had to fuss with it to get it looking like it was supposed to look. Sometimes I think that these designers work very hard to make this hobby difficult. ;-)
Anyway, this block is fused down and ready for some blanket stitching.
I got a new phone this week so some of my pictures are still on the old phone which is in the studio. Next week I will be showing some of the new fabric that I added to my stash, just in case all of the close fabric stores close. I should be set for at least another 10 years: think I can refrain from buying more?
Monday I am supposed to be doing laundry and doing some house cleaning so I can get my cart moved. But by Tuesday, if I am not worn out, I plan to be in the studio stitching away.
I will be linking with Patchwork Times and What a Hoot. Then it is housework for me: you go on and have a good time reading the other blogs. :-(