Thursday, October 20, 2005

Thursday and so forth

Alas, my two days of bliss in the studio have come to a close. Tomorrow I have to take my mother to the eye doctor and over the weekend I really have to pack and do my final organizing for Houston; I leave early Monday morning. I used those wood stamps I should not have bought last night and they are worth every penny and every twinge of guilt. They are wonderful!! I dyed, soy waxed, ironed, and washed about 4 yards of fabric, a couple of scarves, and another shirt that needs one finishing touch before I post it. Here is the entire piece, followed by a detail shot. Clicking on them will give you a better look.
To tell you the truth, I had my doubts about how it would turn out -- but I am quite pleased. And for about 20 seconds I thought that maybe I should stop making quilts and just make fabric. But I don't like my basement well enough.
So here I am, feet up for another ten minutes -having a well-deserved rest until I have to get up and get on with managing my time. I was so busy today that I didn't have time to write down what I did every five seconds. On second thought, maybe I'll keep my feet up for the rest of the evening...

7 comments:

Kristin La Flamme said...

Three cheers for persistence and impulse purchases! That fabric absolutely glows--I love it too. Do the scarves look at all like the fabric? Will you sell the scarves on your website?

Kristin

mary m. said...

That looks like so much fun!

Rayna said...

It IS fun, Mary. And I couldn't duplicate it if I wanted to 'cause I don't know what I did.

Kristin - some of the scarves look like that but they're all different. I have some on my website but they are all in Houston at the moment. I will update when I get home in early Nov.

Liz said...

Those stamps were DEFINITELY worth it!

Micki said...

beautiful fabric!

Pat's Place said...

Hey, move your dyeing studio upstairs, outside or to the garage and just keep on going! You can copyright your designs and become a famous fabric designer! Great stuff!!!!

susan sorrell said...

Hey Rayna, Beautiful and yummy fabric!! Just think of all of the stuff you buy for your artwork as tax write offs...that works for me. :)