After ten days of grey and several vitamin D supplements, I woke up to this in my kitchen!!! Whooopeeee!! I jumped right in the light and let my face soak it all in. : )
I can't even begin to explain how this warm glow of the morning sun just soothes my soul and makes everything normal again! As soon as I'm done this blog post I'm heading out to shovel! But first I want to show you the progress I made on "Grandma's Cabin".
|excuse the warp - the canvas curls a bit so it doesn't look right until I tack it down flat.|
It feels strange to work so diligently on the building and then sew trees over it ; ) But that's what I had to do to get it right. I broke a needle while stitching the foilage.
Can you see it hanging there on the thread? Not bad - it's the first one. I can't seem to set my machine fast enough - or move the canvas slower. When I do this, I put the machine on an applique / grass stitch and then free motion quilt with that.
I tried to show this technique off in my postcard class but it flopped due to a bent needle (I figured that one out later). I'm chuckling, wondering if anyone believes me that it actually does work! : )
I can hardly believe that tomorrow is the last day of my exhibit at the gallery. Sunday morning I take it all down and then deliver the pieces to the buyers around the city. It's always neat to meet strangers who like my art. Someone bought "Black Eyed Susan" for a gift right out of the gallery! I never got to meet her to thank her. The cheque was mailed to me and (here's the lolipops) she wrote a little thankyou note for me right on it. SWEET!
And then I picked up the last pieces for the preschool quilt and got this card from the teachers! (Lolipop #2)
It came with a pack of gummi bears which I ate on the way home. hehe I feel so young and so appreciated. ; ) hahaha Today I'll work on thank-you cards for everyone.
So there's the sunshine. sigh
And there's the lolipops. ahhh
They makes yesterday seem not so bad at all. Thank goodness last week is OVER!!!
|the icy blue darkness is real. i didn't photo shop this.|
Have a great day!!
~MonikaSewing in sunny Saskatoon