The painters have gone, the sprinkler system is fixed, the carpenter has repaired the last little piece that needed doing, and the whole day was mine. I hurried through breakfast and morning chores, then raced downstairs to my play in my sewing room. (That last bit may be slightly exaggerated. My days of actually racing down the stairs are long gone, but I moved as fast as I could without tripping and taking a stumble.) Bliss! I played and I played. In fact, I had a frolicking good time with my new design in progress.
I'm making another table runner that could also hang on a wall. This one is all about summer and heading out on vacation. There will definitely be a car pulling a camper. Then I'll likely add such things as a fifth wheel with a truck, a hippie van, a jeep, and a sports car, plus odd and sundry other items pulled or piled on top of the vehicles. A canoe, a boat, boxes and tarps would be logical. I don't know what else, but these are the ideas playing in my head right now. I'll stop when I run out of space on the runner, and I don't know how many traveling vehicles will fit. Would trees in the background be too much?
The car and camper were the easiest, so that's where I've begun . Here they are, laid out on a paper background.
Nothing can be fused to the fabric until I can see how they would look best.
I have two background fabrics in mind, but I haven't been able to choose one over the other. What do you think? White on white or little gray circles on white?
I wish the sun were shining so I could see the fabrics under sunlight. The way a fabric photographs is so important when making patterns. The photograph can make all the difference in whether people like the patten or not. Cameras change colors in subtle ways, and sometimes a piece that looks beautiful in real life won't photograph well at all.
I won't be sewing tomorrow, but other exciting things are in the works. My daughter's fundraiser for the NSEA children's fun takes place. I'll be over there with my raffle quilt and we'll draw for a winner.
|The raffle quilt.|
There will be more sewing when life calms down once again.
Have a lovely weekend!