Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Working for the weekend.... or is it working on the weekend?!!!

These guys are working for the weekend....


  (for all you 1980s Canadian Lover Boy fans.... lots of big hair and leather pants... those were the days!!!!!)


But I seem to be Working ON the weekend!!!!!!

 Once again its......

 Workbook Wednesday...

Workbook Wednesday

and I accomplished most of my work for Workbook Wednesday on the weekend!

This past weekend was pretty brutal....
very warm and muggy....

and my sewing room is akin to a sauna with the lights on,
so I sewed without 'em....

sewing in the dark..

and still the sweat poured down (not much will stop me from sewing)!!!

The subject of chapter 6 in the book is....

Thread Painting!!!

I have never really tried it so I gave it a whirl....

thread painted owl

(this guy is made using variegated thread)

and naturally, I tried a cactus too!!!

thread painted cactus

I have been thumbing through a bunch of art quilt books from our library and
have seen this technique of image transfer using gel medium many times.

Of course, I had to take a crack at it, using cactus flower photos from my trip to Arizona...

image transfers of cactus flowers

and now I am here....

image transfer and thread painting

Not sure what I will do with this but only time ( or the weekend) will tell!

Mathea has posted some photos of her creations in our flickr group
including her strips...


Inset strips

and her awesome collage!!!!

collage



I have to admit that I haven't really been waiting during the week while my sewing room collects dust...

I have been playing around with a UFO lately...
which started with this piece of fabric....

the fabric in question

And....
Behind door #1 you can have this....

working on a UFO

or.....

behind door #2 you might find this....

changing it up a bit...
(where is Monty Hall when you need him?!)

Which door do you prefer?!

At home with my sewing utensils!  So as the weekend nears, I might work... or I might wait....