Friday, May 27, 2005

Friday report

Feeling quite virtuous today---says she with a big grin!
A couple more UFOs are now complete;What started as a small project (one potholder) developed into sextuplets-----three Redworked potholders and three matching,but unembroidered potmits;two of which are now wrapped for their overseas flight to their new owner.
Then,as youngest GD is coming for the weekend,and I had a promise to keep,fabric has been prepared for her to start her first Redwork needlework.I copied a"country angel" from Homespun's latest mag (#29)as she was "taken" with it when she had a look last week.
Also kept DH happy with a large pot of Vichyssoise.Winter is so short in the sub-tropics that we have to make the most of hearty soups on our few cold/cool days.
Tonight I'm going to start on JanW's Fan block...........have decided on a small area of Sashiko quilting as a starting point...............

My first attempt at an ATC.....a name tag!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A (scanned)portion of JanW's Japanese fan block for our Fan dancing RR.
I like it as it is...........NAKED!
Jan has used Japanese cottons for the fan,with vanes of a mustard braid,which give it a feeling of strength.The background patches are in various neutral/cream fabrics and provide a great foil to the predominantly indigo shades.I prefer the minimalist approach to things Japanese, and have been apprehensive of doing anything to spoil Jan's plan.
However,I have been assured that Japanese style motifs----crane,Koi carp,kimono,cherry blossom,coins,fans are acceptable!
So now,I must put needle to fabric.I'll post a photo ,later!

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