Sunday, April 17, 2011
More shirt stitching
Yes, your eyes do not fool you - I am here again, with more progress! Granted, this was last week's progress, and I'm only just now photographing it - but considering how busy my weekend was, this is an accomplishment. :) Ever have those weeks or days or months when your to-do list stretches farther than the eye can see? My to-do list has to-do lists. This weekend I went to a party, a parade, the post office, the library, church, the wal-mart, the mall, and a friend's house. Somehow, I also managed to do taxes, laundry, and nap. A lot. Oh hey, I even watched a Buffy episode. Overall, not a bad weekend in the to-do scheme of things. (although I still didn't get everything done)
But I digress - progress. I'm almost done with this t-shirt embroidery - I decided to use light sea greens and peach colors for the octopus:
Midway through the lettering, I ran out of my DMC color, so I just subbed a comparable Presencia shade. It's a tiny bit lighter, but I decided not to freak out about it:
I'm thinking of using this color for the "water line" in the lettering:
Haven't decided if I'll do satin stitch or what....
Either way, I'll be using this handy white charcoal pencil to re-draw the lines that have rubbed off:
Also on the super-long to-do list this weekend: an interview I did with Salley Mavor, illustrator of Pocketful of Posies, over on Feeling Stitchy:
One of the most amazing things about blogging and crafting over the years has been the incredibly talented people I've been able to meet. Learning about their creative process is so inspiring - as artists and creative people, I think we tend to feel a bit isolated among the more "normal" non-creative types. I love this online world for the chance it gives me to chat with like-minded peeps. Or in Salley's case, people with mind-blowing talent way beyond my own - it was an honor to interview her.
So, how about you - what did you do this weekend? If all you answer is taxes - don't worry, I will be impressed! :)