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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 803159 views.

well, not quite ready.  There is a garland section that goes across the top of all these.  I've prepped about 30 leaves and a dozen berries, but I don't want to sew them down yet.   I think my quilt is smaller than the original because I changed the arrangement, removed a block with a partridge I didn't like and replaced it with the narrow nutcracker.  I don't want the garland to be too long, that's why I think I have to finish the lower section 1st to make sure of the width.  Otherwise I'm worried my garland will be the wrong size.  But I should have that resolved today.

If you want what is left of the thin fabric, I will keep it for you.  There is a lot of it, including scraps, and I would be glad for you to have it, as you have a specific purpose in mind for it.  I have thought of one or two things to do with it, but honestly, those are very low on my list, as I would rather use my better-quality fabric for quilts and such.  I never thought of using it for papier mache, so it will be interesting to see what you make of it.  I will put YOUR name on these boxes, and hang onto them until the next occasion when we finally get together again.  

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

9/6/21

It's beautiful, Dee.  I'm glad you used hand embroidery, too!  Fishbone stitch is perfect for the feather on the nutcracker's hat.

Cris in MT

 

Do we need to schedule our trip to see Carolyn in KS to "jive" with your trip to Aunt Margaret's?  Now that Carolyn is doing better, that could be possible.  It would be her call.  But I could bring these boxes of "thin" fabric to your place then.  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/6/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

If you want what is left of the thin fabric, I will keep it for you. 

Give away what you can at the Craft swap, but I just hate to see it in the dumpster.  And yes, one of my quilty buddies  and i discovered we like monsters, and both have read books from Dan Reeder, one is "Make Something Ugly...for a change"  He does paper mache and then used cloth and glue to add cloth mache, and makes monsters.  I went to the thrift store and bought several dolls for $1 each, to change into monsters.  And all those eyeballs you gave me......buhaaaa!  And he says to use really thin material , soo....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uil0F8qGxI

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/6/21

We can get in touch with her and check, but are you up for going to KS also?  We could just  go to Wichita when Carolyn is up for it.

Yes, I thought that was the plan -- I would drive up to your place, and you would drive us the rest of the way to KS.  No limit on which days or how many, just so I have some advance notice; just need to tell my part-time job when I will be gone.  So, just think about it.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

9/6/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

just need to tell my part-time job

??  You have a part-time job?  I'm gonna be nosey and ask!  What is it?  :-)

It's the same part-time transcription job that I have had since 2007.  When I retired from my full-time job, I just kept on doing the part-time job at home, but I did take a cut in pay.  It's still good money for a part-time gig, and it really helps to have that income to supplement my SS, get things fixed around the house, and give me some "mad money."   

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