Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well, I got somethings done!!

I went into this weekend with good intentions- but had a hard time focusing. I finally decided today that working on something was better than wasting time on the computer, so I cut out a shirt from some fabric I've had laying around awhile. The body and collar are done, all I have left is the sleeves, hem, and buttonholes. It actually fits fairly decently.

And I did get the circles stenciled on Blue Tsunami. I used the clear fabric medium with Pearl-Ex pigments, and like the effect- sparkly but somewhat transparent, exactly what I wanted.

I checked to see if I have enough batting for Blue and Autumn Mountains- enough for one, but not both. So that meant a trip to JoAnn's for batting yesterday.

And, I have a back for Blue batching. I didn't have anything big enough for the back, so I'm dyeing a piece just for that. Just as well, every other fabric in the quilt I dyed and printed, so why do something different for the back? Autumn Mountains, I'm thinking just the opposite. It's all commercial fabrics, except the leaves which will be hand-dyes. But I think I will just hunt for a wide commercial backing fabric for that one.

Just two days at work this week- it would be nice to get started on quilting one of these pieces. Getting started is always the hardest part for me, I'm so paranoid that I'll screw it up. Once I get started, I'm usually ok. I just hope I'm not feeling so disorganized or unfocused.

Oh, and the Green Chili was awesome, definitely a recipe I'll do again. Here's a link to the recipe on the Food TV website, if you are interested.

Here's hoping your week and Thanksgiving are full of family, food, and plenty to be thankful for.

1 comment:

Judy said...

I love Blue! and I'm so glad to read that I'm not the only one who is forever running out of batting and waiting until the last gun is fired to look for backing fabric! I beat myself up about not thinking ahead!

Happy TG to you too!