Monday, January 23, 2012

This picture pretty much sums up my life!  I've also come to the conclusion that Normal is really only a setting on my dryer and I'd probably get pretty bored with only folding towels.

So where was I before I added hospital visits to the daily routine?

My thread testing is still top of the list.  I got some stabilizers and fusibles to try.  I also got a great number fabric.  I'm counting the days for a lot of things.

I'm very intrigued by the new chalk paint that has become available.  I ordered some and I'm anxious to give that a try.

First up will be the wood work on the 2 chairs and foot stool we nabbed at an auction sale.

I'm deciding fabric and have rejected the teal/aqua fabrics as that will make the front room too complimentary ( red/green) and I'm happier with an analogous colour scheme of red/yellow.   I will be toning them down to gold and cranberry with some aqua accents.

I picked up a Quilting Arts magazine on my travels and the article on digital monoprints by Margaret Applin reminded me of my Photoshop program.  I'm needing a graphic to 'make mine' and I'm considering the style of leaf depicted in crewel patterns.  This little embroidery book was an early find when I began to do applique.  I luv the Jacobean style.

Lastly, I'm considering offering my playroom for informal craft sessions to a young gal.  We are thinking beads so I am long on beads, tools and ideas but short on a good basic beading book. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be most grateful.

So the dryer is set, the surf board  the ironing board is at the ready, and the basket awaits.  C'mon LIFE!


Judy said...

It sounds like you have some great plans and projects ahead! I'm looking forward to hearing about them.
Enjoy your week,

HollyM said...

That would be quite a feat to get up on an ironing board. I don't think mine would hold me!
You have lots of stuff on the go! I like the color combination for your room. Analagous colors are my favorite.
I am anxiously awaiting my QA subscription s I'm supposed to have an article in there.
There is a beading DVD by Lyric Kinkaid but I don't think it would be age appropriate.

My Sweet Prairie said...

ba hahaha! I clicked to take a closer look, secretly hoping that was really you. WHAT A GREAT PIC! ROLF. : )
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True Blue Nana said...

I love that first picture, haven't we all been there at some point, actually more often than not. Yes Normal is only a setting on the dryer. My daughter is getting married in June and not here at home. The drama and disagreements have already started. Good wishes heading your way.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

You are amazing with your pics... who would have thought of the ironing board but you?! and I LOVE your numbers fabrics. I was thinking and praying heavily for you all yesterday... more to come. XO