I am so happy, happy! What a difference a SW wind makes! The air quality has been so horrible of late, off the charts terrible! So grateful for the small SW breeze to clear the air. All the windows and doors are open to bring in the sweet, cool air. Prayers of thanks go up, and prayers for firemen safety as they battle the King fire, near Lake Tahoe in California.
Here is my work in progress. I can even sew on it while I’m wearing it! Kidding! This is one of the techniques that I taught up at Zephyr Point, the Artistic Alchemy Retreat. It was only 3 weeks ago. We are planning September 2015. I’ll keep you posted.
Closer in. Linen background. Cut out a center circle. Take a 3/4″ wide piece of bias, fold in half, and stitch it round and round about 1/16th” away from the raw edges. Finger fold over and hand stitch down.
Helper cat, Rex, can fall asleep faster than anything. See these two super sweets, the one closer to the top of the picture, has a little stuffing in it. I slit it from the back, stuffed it, and closed it up.
Sorry, lighting is not the best. This is such a great technique to show case little pieces of all your favorite fabrics. The bias pieces are from left over bias strips from Calypso Vest. That is my pattern on Craftsy.com Type in Heidi Emmett in clothing patterns.
Speaking of linen, on my way home from the retreat I stopped at a couple of my favorite thrift stores. I found, one, fully lined 100% linen drapery panel, 110 x 96 in size, $5. Ladies, that’s a nice chunk of linen for whatever I want. And then I turned around and found for $2.50, a Calvin Klein, king sized flat sheet. It is 100% Pima cotton. Sweeeet! Perfect for a quilt back. It is a really nice small print. Quilting cottons are becoming quite expensive, so open your eyes to new possibilities. It ‘s fun, and addictive. That’s what my technique workshop is ALL about. What are the possibilities? Let’s try something different. Why not? Get out there and get your creative going this week. Hugs, Heidi