Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Back in Action…
This could easily be my perplexed look as I stare at the new computer screen while trying to rebuild all the photos and documents lost when my old one picked up the crypto virus a couple of weeks back. Fortunately I had quite a few things backed up on a passport device, but just trying to adjust to the new programs while finding the old stuff has been a nearly full-time job. Anyway, I have been doing a little- very little- in the sewing room. One thing I’m enjoying is the online course Radiant Faces. This project is the girlie-girl made in Christy Tomlinson’s class. It has tons of texture and many layers of paint, paper, stamps. I made mine on canvas paper so that I can stitch the edges and then include it in a fabric book eventually. It was very relaxing to work on, and I needed relaxing after the computer fail.
Another lesson in the class is taught by Tamara LaPorte. She showed how to make an “inner child” face. So this is my attempt. Tamara also uses a mixed media textured background. You can see my inner child is a little blue-eyed Catholic girl who loved cats and books- especially Nancy Drew mysteries. I read them all. I'm enjoying the different styles of each instructor.
And lastly, I’ve been making a pillowcase dress for Little Dresses for Africa. Nancy’s Notions has a free pattern for making the dresses which you can see in the photo along with a corner of the dress. The rose trim is a luscious piece I bought at our guild’s recent quilt show. I don’t know where that’s going to be used, but just getting it out and gazing at it fondly will work until I find a project. Thought you might like to see it, too. It is soft, and just beautiful! So I’ve been out of the loop of late, but trying to creep my way back. I have been able to visit blogs and read e-mail, just not post or send. But now- back in business!