Monday, May 03, 2010

from winter to summer

There is a delicious breeze waltzing in through the sewing room windows; an antidote to the heat and humidity that has come early to this part of New Jersey. The fan was on in the bedroom last night but I refuse to put on the air conditioning this early. (although I did think about it for a minute or two). I ate all 3 meals out on the deck today - feet up on a chair, facing the woods and feeling as though I was on vacation.  The illusion was lovely.


Tonight I have been therapy sewing, experimenting with some new commercial fabrics to see how they will work with Helene's hand-dyes, Handloom Batik's fabrics, and my own.

 This is on the wall right now and it will just have to sit there till I figure out where it is going, if anywhere. Someone was talking about being blocked and I said the roots are germinating below the surface and they will sprout when you're not looking. Ha - I am looking and I think something is happening here - LOL.

Since I'm teaching Reinventing the UFO this week, I thought I would play around with some of the antique blocks in my stash but I got sidetracked.  And now it's late.

8 comments:

Eva said...

I love the way you chopped the flowers without killing them! Wonderful color combo. Have to learn a lot from you (planning to move away from my trads).

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

your post from yesterday inspired me to play with the scrap bag swap from the meeting saturday...
I like your playing!

Libby Fife said...

It reminds me of looking through some venetian blinds. Good effect.

Approachable Art said...

Rayna, even your experiments look like art to me. Great fabrics, too- I particularly like the inclusion of the earth-toned batiks.

Diana Parkes said...

That strip of lilac/lavender makes it sing.

Barbara said...

It's so funny how inspiration comes and goes. I feel like my Blog is totally stalled waiting for me to come up with something to write about. It's usually when I am at some emotional extreme that I'm most prolific. Right now I'm in a neutral place.

I think your latest creation is going somewhere. I'll tune in tomorrow to find out where!

Karoda said...

In my eye, I thought it was a completed piece and love it. Soft and relaxing palette...maybe you projected that illusion of being on vacation into the piece, eh?

Rosemary@semo.net said...

Hi Rayna, Please indulge me. Explain again what therapy sewing is. Thanks.

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