A friend of ours snapped this photo of our cat, Mia, this past weekend. She is quite blissed out, enjoying her nap. That however is not the state of being that has me blessed out. Check out my studio workspace below!
This was my week to be home and sew! After spending time last week catching up on all the sorts of household details that accumulate when both of us are away, this week had plenty of studio time. I celebrated by working on three separate projects simultaneously.
One is an art quilt based upon a photo I took of our granddaughter last winter. It involves some hand-embroidered lettering near the top of the quilt. This was the week to decide upon fabric and threads for that lettering. I worked with two fabrics and quickly learned that my small stash of embroidery thread was too tame:
After a quick trip to Golden Threads Needlearts in East Rochester, I was able to come up with a more satisfactory selection of threads for embellishing the lettering which I auditioned on both fabric samples.
By week’s end, I had my first letter created:
I also worked on a potential quilting pattern for the piece. I would like the quilting to expand outwards from my granddaughter’s heart. To be precise, I created a template to work from.
You can see the outline of her figure on the paper and the future quilting lines emanating from her heart area.
It was a wonderful week!
I am linking this to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday so be sure to check out what others have been creating!