Wednesday, May 02, 2012
one handed blogging
I am sewing with my left hand - facings. One down, two to go. I thought I could type with my right hand while I was sewing but to my surprise, it did not work out. Imagine that! So - I am typing with two hands and will soon stop and sew a few stitches, then repeat the cycle. I expect this will take a while.
I was in the studio today, continuing to clean up for Sunday's open studios. This means hiding things where I will never find them again, just so the place looks reasonably neat. Despite the fact that nobody who comes buys a textile piece, I persist in showing them. This year, along with the prints on paper and the collages o paper, and my scarves, I have five small quilts in various irregular sizes. If I stick them on my padded wall, they won't look like much. If I want to mount them on canvas, I have to either wrap fabric around or paint the canvas because there is going to be space around the piece. Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute.
I was too tired to decide this afternoon and I am still sewing, so who knows? In the meantime I took the piece I had been working on to the studio with me today to find some fabric to mount it on. Hmmm... I posted it upside down and it seems to look ok either way. The proportion is just wrong and it is too small to stand by itself, so I believe this will work.
Before I left today, I pinned a scarf that needed help, to the other table. I screened some images over what was there and I think I'll leave it in place as a demo.
Turning into a pumpkin as midnight strikes, and I need a break from sewing, so I will continue tomorrow.
at May 02, 2012
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