Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Good morning from sunny Saluda, North Carolina. What a beautiful day here in the mountains!
Last night I started a new project using the inspiration that I found in the newest book from C and T publishing, "Fabric Leftovers". With the awesome Moda fabric that I bought from Karen at Country Mercantile in Lowell, NC, I had a great start with color combinations. She sells these little packets of 5 or 6 pieces of Moda fabric, all color coordinated so of course I bought some not knowing what I would do with it. It spoke to me, what can I say? So after some cutting, tearing and shredding I pinned all the pieces to some muslin and started sewing it down. Along with that I added a transparency ink jet transfer of a crow. Love it! I guess it will be a book or something. Not quite sure. I'm still working on it and my plans are to add a little lace crown, some interesting words, some gingham red ribbon that I found in my stash and who knows what else might happen. It's just the beginning.
Having my new work table in the dining room in front of the window works! It's a mess in my DR but I needed to do it. Now I can walk through from the kitchen to the computer to the bedroom and look at what I am doing. How many projects can I get going at once? I am so excited to have this space. Claudine Hellmuth and Leslie Riley, both said in their books that having your creative space where you spend lots of time is the way to go. They were right!
Love it!. It's just the beginning. Thank you every one who encouraged me to find a place to play!!!!!!!!