Thursday, January 15, 2015
Is it the first project or the last?
It was supposed to be a Christmas gift. But there were quilts I needed to finish for the quilt show, and that renaissance costume, and- well, you know. So I never started it until Thanksgiving. It wasn't finished in time for Christmas, but I did get to give it to her at our sort of second Christmas last weekend while Guy was home.
I realized I should have been collecting flesh tone fabric as I traveled about in the Lancaster area in October, since I had almost nothing! Mary helped me add to my stash and I got started. Once you have all the pieces fused and cut out, it's time to put the puzzle together. Along the way, I found I had done this on my ironing board.
It doesn't look at all like Cait!
I had a difficult time with Cait's face, and am still not 100% pleased with it. I just couldn't get the area around her nose to look right at all. The first piece I tried was way too dark
Here they are together before I fused them.
Once I fused them, I had to find a background. I work from the top down rather than the bottom up. I decided Cait would be wearing a t shirt so I didn't have to figure out yet another flesh tone for her arm.
I didn't count this in my tally for 2014, even though most of the work was done in December.
My "Zendala Mandala" has been juried into the AQS show in Lancaster, PA- in March. I haven't stopped smiling since I got the notification.
If you care about environmental issues, you should be very scared for the next couple of years- while the republicans are in charge of both sides of the legislative branch. I know I am!
I am grateful for:
Having Guy home for a nice visit!!!
The cookies are all gone!
Good laughs with great friends.
Only two more tests to retype.