Monday, September 21, 2020

One down -


And eleven to go - ;))

I finished the first potholder -

The rest are trimmed and ready to be bound - 

And the binding strips have all been cut - 

My machine doesn't like the upholstery fabric in these -

And it's not my best work - 

But I think they will serve the purpose - 

They're big and thick - LOL - ;))

Hopefully I'll be able to finish the rest of them soon - 

I still need to "un-sew" some of those Upstairs/Downstairs quilt blocks

And I really want to play with my pretty watercolors - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Sunday, September 20, 2020

First steps -


Are done for the potholders for my friend - ;))

The tops have been layered and sewn - 

And are ready for the binding - 

So that's on the agenda for tomorrow - 

After dinner I tried using a smaller Chinese brush - 

And added some detail to the flower that I painted yesterday - 

It doesn't look that much different really - 

But it was fun trying to hold the brush correctly - 

And to use just the tip of the brush - 

To draw a fine line here and there - 

I have a LOT to learn - 

And I found the neatest stuff to use for practice - 

It's called "magic cloth" - HERE

And it comes in a couple of sizes of "plain" - 

And the variation that I ordered -

Magic Cloth With Red Outlined Stroke Guides - HERE -  

I know I need to practice the basic strokes - 

And it looked like it would save me -

Using up all of my rice paper to do it - 

It only takes a brush and some water - 

So it won't even make a mess - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 



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