Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lots O' Water Under the Bridge

It's been a while. I've been reading blogs and commenting from time to time. Just not stitching and therefore there's nothing to really write about. I do have my bedroom almost completely organized for stitching, sewing, painting, etc. Oh, I did leave room for sleeping in there too. I have a new extra large project coming up now. A friend is getting married in June next year, and I want to make a quilt for her wedding present. I had her neighbor (also a friend) do some detective work for me to find out what size bed she has. Um...hmmm...it's an Eastern King! So, that would make it an extra, extra large project! I will not be quilting this myself, so I am not worried about that at all, and since I believe that when something is the right something, the money will come, I am not worried about that. What I am worried about is the lack of flat surface to completely pull this off cleanly! The floor is the largest flat surface I have and there is also four dogs, three cats and a myriad of people tromping through here. AND, winter's on it's way! (Think mud, lots of mud) I don't even have a wall that is devoid of something ie: windows, fireplace, doors, you know the essential stuff for a house. Ceiling space??? Hmmm, now there's a thought.
Work has been great! I brought in a line of picture frames to sell. Twelve went out the door in the first 48 hours. In order to find room to display my frames, I moved "furniture". I took all of my acrylic paints out of the cases they were displayed in and moved them to directly on pegboard. I dumped the cases. That had three positive effects. One was the space I gained, by not having the cases decide their space and second was letting in the light. The paints are not shadowed by the cases. They are displayed in pure florescent (Yuck) goodness. The best result of all my moving and removing, was that the owner of the store came by and told me he liked what I had done! Now that felt good! Of course all this left me exhausted and sore. My hips and feet are not very happy with me and this tends to lead to sleepless night, cause I can't easily turn over in bed without an amount of pain. (Which wakes me up, I'll get to the doctor about it sometime)
I am off to start picking out some materials for the quilt of the century. My friend and her intended are into all things Jamaican, Bob Marley, etc. The colors will be red, green yellow, with hints of black. I'm thinking batik type colors would be fun. Wish me luck!

Got my fabric start...I didn't go with the batik, cause I didn't like the color choices, but I got two yards of each yellow small flower print, red small flower print, green leafy print and black with gray swirly print. That's not all I will get, it is just the beginning...to be continued...