Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Baby Steps

We are still painting, gardening , dusting and generally working VERY hard. Some days seem to make no appreciable difference. However, I DO see progress and that is great. I always think day to day is not the way to go in redecorating and especially in healing from illness. You have to compare one week to the week before. THEN , hopefully, you see positive change. We have and we do :-)

The baby steps refers to the fact that I HAVE made a tiny start on a new project !!! YAY! I did a wee bit of dyeing, much to the amusement of CERTAIN people who do multi tens of metres at a time. However, I only NEEDED small amounts - mainly of various pinks. I now have a little collection of fabrics, my pattern drawn and enlarged and printed. Next , I have to do my freezer paper pattern . All in good time . This is a busy time right now- company on the weekend, Mum to the Dr, and our daughter coming for a nice visit in early June( cannot wait!) so I will be making slow progress with this , but progress, nonetheless.

Here is where I am headed- largish, for me anyway. This is the photo I used to do the foot square centre piece.

The photo and the fabrics

Here you can see most of the pattern I will work from. I will eventually dye some silk velvet for the seed pods in the centre but not yet.
So, I am underway again, at long last. I am hoping to post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com . I have missed posting here because we have been otherwise occupied! Feels good to be getting back into the swing. DO check the site out. Always something interesting to see.

8 comments:

  1. What a great start, it will be beautiful.

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  2. the progress is there - sometimes it just sneaks up on you! This is going to be another fabulous piece but in the meantime, enjoy life!

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  3. Can't wait to see it come to life.

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  4. All those yummy looking fabrics...this one will be beautiful:)

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  5. Oh, what a gorgeous start. This will be stunning.

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  6. atunning!! I have no art in me...lol

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  7. Very, very nice what you are showing. I love your bits of dyed fabric. Lovely colors. You had quite some work with this - big baby steps.

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  8. What an exciting project. Looking forward to seeing it come together!

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