Thursday, February 20, 2020

PORCH ON THE APPLIQUE PROJECT


The Applique Project continues.  Here's where I left it yesterday...

And, after several hours, here's what it looks like now...

The porch got a little bigger than I originally planned but the smaller one did not look right.  So the flowers will start a little behind the house on the right and then sweep down in front and it will surround the tree.

I think, though, that I will add a swing to the tree.  The picture seems to need it.  I also want to add a walkway of sorts.  I think stepping stones rather than a cement squares.  At any rate, I have gone as far as I can with this project until I have lots more fussy-cut flowers.

So now it's time for my muse to come up with another fabric project.  I think one about the same size but very much different.  And I will use the sewing machine for this one.  I can't believe the number of hours it takes to hand sew on all the pieces.

Well, the debate was something else...

And then to find out that the President was mad over the fact that Congress was given a report on how Russia is interfering with the Democratic Primaries and how they are going to continue interfering with our next election.  Guess that's why he put in a new guy as acting head of  intelligence who has absolutely no knowledge about intelligence.

And then there's the Stone sentence...wonder how long he will serve???

And the swamp continues to get deeper...

Thanks for visiting...
Talk with you tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

AND THE PROJECT GOES ON...


Well, today began with a dentist's appointment.  I think they gave me way too much numbing meds.  It's taken almost seven hours for it to wear off...all for a relatively small filling.  Only one more visit for now.  I don't know about you, but visiting the dentist is not my favorite thing to do!!!

I continued to work on my applique project today.  I added a tree and it's branches.  Too bad but most of them will be covered by leaves but at least I have the foundation down...

I am still playing around with the position of the house but once I decide I like the placement, I will sew it to the background and begin working on the porch.  I think I would like the house a little  higher up and a bit more to the right.  How about you?

Once the porch is attached, then I will have to work on acquiring lots of fussy-cut flowers.  I have some but no where near enough.  And I need to begin cutting out leaves for the tree.

So, I think I will spend one more complete day on this project and then begin another one while I accumulate flowers and leaves.

What is my next project?  I don't really know at this point...I hope my muse will magically show me what I need to work on next.  All I know is that it will be fabric based!!!

Debate tonight.  Bloomberg will be on the debate stage which is great.  I hope he does well.  I am not sure how Sanders will actually do as the presidential candidate and he seems to be in the lead at this moment although national polls at this time are basically useless for predicting the future.

By the way, have any of you seen the lego building show...it's a lot of fun to watch.  I have put together some legos but nothing compared to my children.  Like I said, legos are today's picture puzzles...just in 3D!

Enjoy your evening...
Talk with you tomorrow...

Monday, February 17, 2020

APPLIQUED PROJECT CONTINUING...


Short post today.

I did work on the applique project this weekend (along with doing my taxes!!!)  I have added the farmhouse...

All the windows, door and shutters have been hand sewn onto the house.  However, the house is only pinned to the background.  Still not sure exactly where I will place it.  But I do want to add a porch to the house.  And, of course, some trees. 

It is coming along quite nicely. But I am thinking though that I would like to begin another project, this one machine sewn.  All this hand sewing is hard on my hands.  But, the creative juices are beginning to flow nicely and I don't want to stop them...

If you had the day off, hope you enjoyed yourself...
Talk with you tomorrow...