Sunday, October 25, 2020

2/3 of seams sewn................


 I have sewn 13 cross seams, 6 to go so I am 2/3 of the way done.  I had a few sidetracks yesterday.






One of them was sewing 5 more masks.  Some had denim on one side and plaid flannel on the other, some had plaid flannel on one side and batik print on the other side.




Indoor garden season is starting.  I have buds on 8 plants.  This white one was my super bloomer last year.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Rows sewn in one direction..........


 I alternated between washing windows and sewing rows yesterday.  All rows sewn in one direction.  Now I have to turn on the iron.

We started out close to 70 degrees yesterday morning and were down in the 40s by afternoon.  It was predicted to go down to 30 by morning so I covered my tomato plants again.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sewing started...........


I didn't change any more pieces in the colorwash and after my live session was done I started sewing.  I'm almost to the halfway point of sewing in one direction.

From Wednesday late afternoon and through the night into yesterday morning we got over 3" of rain.  We haven't had that much rain in one day for months.  More rain expected.

Today I am going to seriously work on washing the insides of my windows and hope to make it most of the way through the house.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Final.............


Just one photo of the colorwash today.  This is the FINAL layout.  I'm not going to even consider changing anything today.  Each change (8 yesterday morning) includes taking a photo, loading the photo into the computer, studying the photo, back to the design wall, repeat, repeat, repeat.

Yesterday afternoon I baked some Amish Friendship Bread.  A friend gave me some of the starter earlier in the summer and I froze 3 portions in September so I could pull it out and bake on a cool day.
 
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The corners...........


I'm finally happy with the blue corner.










 The red/rust corner is better now too.










I was already pretty happy with the green and brown corner.









The camera isn't kind to the purple corner.  It is a combination of blue purples and red purples.






I did some changes in the center and was quite pleased until I see a photo of it.  I guess I'll have to look at it again this morning.

I did a little change where the orange meets the green too.





This is yesterday's photo for comparison.

I spent a couple hours yesterday also setting up my older computer to get ready for the next live session of my online class.  I downloaded Picasa 3 because that is what I use for my collages and it took a long time for it to scan my computer and load the photos.

I also washed the inside of a few windows, many more to go. Now that the outsides are clean on all of them I can see how dirty the insides are.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tweaking all day again.......

I played with this all day yesterday again because my painter was back and I didn't want to start on something new.  I have the red corner looking a little better but now I don't like the blue or the purple corners so I'll have another day of tweaking.  Below is the photo from yesterday for comparison.  I will have some peace and quiet today with the workers gone so I can start concentrating again.

Monday, October 19, 2020

A very relaxing day.............


 I thought I had all of the pieces on the wall, that this was maybe my final layout and then I counted rows.  I never put the last row on the right side edge.  Back to the drawing board.........








Ok, 20th row added but it needs some changes in several areas.













I have softened a few areas now but still want to work on the bottom right corner.  I see a couple other pieces in the photo that weren't glaring problems when looking at it in person.  It's close and the best part is that it was the best therapy I could have to lose myself in this project for 5 hours yesterday.