|ah the sun. ah the quiet. thank god the mosquitoes are gone.|
The weather was awesome. It's been a very nice summer. The dragonflies are out full force so we don't need mosquito spray anymore. What else... oh! The Fringe Festival is on! We hung out there for a bit. This weekend we are getting company from some very special friends. My husband started renovating (many trips the hardware store). During the weekend I managed some really good progress on my next-up commission. It's been a long while since my last thread painting. I've been up to my ears in postcards last month. SO - take a look! I am H A P P Y with this. : )
(above) The upper left picture is the source photo I took from the highway. The lower right piece is a bare bones thread painting. I'm auditioning fabric for the red granaries. You'd think it should be red-red. But it's not. This brick red and deep orange batik piece is perfect.
(below) I found the right rooftop fabric by flipping some over to show the backside. Check it out!
Now I'll thread paint some more. I'll do a bit by free machine, but the rest is all handwork. I'll put in grasses, alfalfa, and then a shot of canola. That will be French Knots of course. By the way, I'm schedule to do a public stitching demo at Prairieland Park on Friday night! Maybe I'll be finishing this while I'm there. That will be fun. Please say hello if you stop by the Saskatoon Exhibition.
Have a good week everyone! Linking to WIP Wednesday at TN&TN.