Sunday, May 29, 2011


So sad, but I've had to force myself to work on this!
 Put one in, take another one out.
 I keep adjusting this way and that.
I will change the sky to a lighter blue and the earth to a darker green.  When it's completed hardly any of the green earth will show; only the edge on the right and a sliver coming down between the buildings that's showing now.
I'm going to keep working on it tomorrow, hopefully all the 'buildings' will be up on the wall, and having it look like I want.  Then in the evenings this week I'll start to assemble the piece.  The hardest part will be taking it all down so I can fuse it.  What I need is design wall that I can iron on!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I'm losing interest so I'm distracting myself...

I removed all the buildings because it wasn't looking natural. 
Seeing that it didn't look right has really made me lose interest in the piece. 
I decided that I would add some approximate sky and earth, even tho' I don't know what I'll end up with in the end.  There will be black or grey in the very center representing the street. 

So in the mean time I've been taking some of the scraps and making beads and buttons.  Most of these scraps already have fusible on them, but if not I use a little glue stick. 
I wish I were more passionate about this project.  Letting the intuitiveness direct me is a lot more fun than this.  Now it's a just a chore I wish to be finished with by Monday night!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quilter's Hands and one Knitters Foot!

Only a couple Quilter's Hands pictures because my camera with the twisting screen appears to be broken. 

"Trying it on for size"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

MCQ Quilt Retreat

In the Assembly hall, 31 busy quilters:

 It looks like someone yelled "FREE FABRIC!"  because if someone had yelled "FIRE!" the sewing machines would not have been left behind!

Heading to the Dining Hall:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Postmark'd Art - No Theme - Exchange

At the Quilt Retreat I made my (belated) postcards for the No-Theme Trade I am in.  They are made of table cloth plastic (comes on a roll at Joanns) and all sorts of sequins. 
Picture with flash
 I am sure I left a lot of sequins on the floor of the Assembly Hall at mistake of course!
Picture with out flash
And I just folded a piece in half, sewed 2 edges, "carefully dumped" some "chosen" sequins in, stitched across to sew them in and rinse and repeat to the top.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

MCQ "Twin Cities on the Bias" Challenge

Last week I really wanted to put up a slide show of the progression, but first blogger was down, then I couldn't get it to work.  Are you only allowed so many 'slide shows' on blogger?  Maybe I'll figure it out yet and be able to add it.  I just got back from Camp Wapo today and I'm tired out from a weekend of sewing fun.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mississippi River

I went to the Stone Arch Bridge this evening to see the river.  It's very loud and has a mist floating above the falls that's 3 or 4 stories tall.