I will walk more often, and enjoy nature's beauty.
I will invest time to become better in my profession.
I will stay open to learning new techniques.
This side of the design wall holds drawings of two of my Grandchildren. These were done for a Lola Jenkins class on Craftsy. I will get them layered up and lines sewn over. The piece on top is made from snippets of my hand dyed fabrics. I think this piece would be great fun to put it on the longarm and thread sketch stems and leaves in. Then add some couching and other embellishments.
This side holds several projects. Woven ribbons, fractured flowers, one of the four 'free flow' pieces, a thread painting I started several years ago, I Love You cross stitch, another fractured image, improv stable, a pillow top made from four pieces of fabric I designed and bordered with a commercial cotton. By having these 'in view' I hope to be inspired to get at them.
My design wall with black felt is such a great background for some of my pieces. The dragonfly piece in lower left corner is to remind me to grab it and the other 8 'pages' and get this book bound. The piece above it has a stitch in the ditch around the border, and I'm not pleased with how it looks. Those stitches are coming out, and I may put this in my 'by hand' group! Across that top edge is a 5" square that reminds me of Barbra, my Compassion child in Uganda. I don't have a plan for it, but I doubt I will ever part with it. Down the left side are three pieces that really just need finishing. The bottom two are from my Elements in Fabric class. I have two more elements to make for the class. The top one is from a class with Karen Linduska. Up the center is a group of fabric printed squares of Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan. They were sewn together but things went awry and it became distorted. I will be adjusting their placement to each other so I can have a piece that will hang squarely on my wall.
And of course there are the carry overs from August that didn't get finished:
Princess, poppy fields, Canberra tree, deconstructed screen prints quilt, table runners from shaded hand dyes, my improvisationally pieced group, and bindings on charity quilts.
I also have two quilts to be done for clients.
Ok, let's do a little recap on this idea.
July, I had 3 intentions and I didn't get any of them done, or even worked on.
August, I listed 10, got 4 completed and another one 50% done. Definitely an improvement!
September, 26 areas of focus. I have a more detailed list of just how far each needs to be progressed for me to consider it moved along sufficiently. I'll keep you posted on my progress, which makes that 27 areas!! I only plan to post every ten days this month, perhaps I will have more done each time.
No giveaway this month, but please leave your comments as that's the only way a blogger knows people are stopping by.
May God bless your day with much happiness,