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I'm already zipping along on a new piece. It's based on this photo I took at the end of the summer.
There were cattails just off Valley Road, and I loved the light that shone through this scene as the sun was setting. I really hope I can capture this glow. So far, I sketched it out and then layed down some batiks. So far so good! ..and look at me picking out an apricot sky! : )
I can hardly wait to stitch out this baby! I love all that chunky white, and those brown cattails in the foreground are terrific!: )
I also tried felting out a background for another piece on Monday. It looks pretty I suppose, but I'm not so sure I like felting. hmmmm... I find it so itchy, and I am used to smooth thread.
The funny thing is that we just had a guest speaker to our guild present all about batting (Going Batty with Patti). By the time the presentation was done and the samples were handed out, I was pretty sold on the idea of trying the new wool battings that are available. Until now, I have loved bamboo. I love the drape, warmth, and minimal shrinking of the bamboo batting so much. Have you tried it? The drape and cuddliness is incredible. I can't stand the starchiness of even 80/20 now. Hmmm... What to do?
In the mean time, I have to go remove a broken barbed needle from that felting machine. See you tomorrow!