I was still taking a drive around on the longarm, and today thought I might try without the regulated stitch. I like that better. And I love to draw the line. This might have to end up somewhere in the next quilt.
I've been working on a lecture in fits and starts. For me, each image is a "cue card" of sorts. This illustrates how my work is shown and out of my control. Shot in France a few years back hanging upside down, and recorded many times as such. Oh well.
I plan as many celebrations for my birthday month that I can, and (often) don't tell those who help me celebrate that there are multiple days I do this. These flowers were a gift unexpected. Aging is tough enough, so might as well move on to that new number with a flourish.
I've loaded a square of fabric on the longarm to adjust the tension and get some practice before taking on the two large works that need attention. I don't think I'm a perfectionist, but I'm never happy with the quality. My next love will be to an engineer.
My new toy! The most thoughtful friend, Cris, sent me this early birthday gift of a gun laser thermometer. Now I can go around the house (and outside, too) to see with a pull of the trigger what temperature a thing is. Most often, I'll use it in the dye studio. My big thanks!
The most productive part of the day was working on my lecture for the SAQA Toronto conference next month. My talk will most likely be given just this once, but I want to sound like a seasoned sage. That means over-learning the points.
When our group gets together, we share new ideas with tools. Liz explained how ink pens can be used to create a watercolor effect. And seeing how she used her sketchbook with them was a great illustration.
The Finger Lakes Fiber Artists group gets together every couple of months to look at work, talk about projects, and encourages like minds to continue work in fiber. Bookended by Bev's quilt and my unfinished top, Noel explains how she works with her silk in blocks.