|"?" name suggestions appreciated. : )|
Hmmm. Still no name. We loved the title, "Red Silos" but we quickly learned they aren't called silos. hehe. They are granaries. I don't know if that word flows nice of the tongue. I'm going to think on that a bit more.
I need to thank YOU Heather Lair (if you are floatin' around in quilter's heaven, listening over our shoulders...). Heather, in one of her famous joyful generous moments gave me packs of her favorite sewing machine needles when I stayed with her in June. She was so excited while telling me about the virtues of microtex needles. She said I MUST try them. Because they are so fine and sharp they don't leave those giant puncture marks that the 90/14 topstitch needles do. It doesn't matter to me much except when it comes to skies. I never want to punch holes in the big blue prairie sky. In fact, I had stopped doing any stitching into the sky on quite a few of my pieces because I felt it would not enhance the scene at all. I bit the bullet with this commission and decided to try Heather's size 70/10 microtex needles with my rayon thread. Wow. Sure enough, you can't even see the holes!! It's fabulous. WOW. Thank you Heather. That was some extremely useful advice.
Come to think of it, everything Heather Lair has ever said to me was 'extremely useful'. : )
Heads up! This weekend is the Broadway Street Fair. If you head down there, you must step inside the Saskatchewan Craft Council to see what is in that gallery right now!! Oh I could have dropped to my knees. It is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking shows I have seen there. That's all I'll say. You have to go see for yourself. : )
Tonight, I am off to a friend's sewing studio for a night of fun projects! I promise to show you tomorrow. Aren't you curious!??! (hehehe) After all is said and done, there will be a give-away involved in the next post! Yipee!
See you then,