Sunday, July 31, 2011
A New Series (I think)
I made a panel of 3 dads and had Spoonflower print it twice, so I had six dads to play with. I have a piece with 3 dads that I am going to start next and then I will have 1 dad left to work with. I am loving the Spoonflower print site. Easy to upload and I have had really good turnaround from them. Great quality prints. Now if the quilting is up to the print quality is another question but I could never stitch my other big pieces with any kind of control, I had to sit two foot away from the work with foot pedal out from the machine, balancing the piece on my shoulder as I "steered" it through the throat of the machine, holding the rolled up sections out away from me at some points of the sewing endeavor. It always bothered me that I couldn't stitch them. With the painted canvas, once you stitch you are committed since the holes are there.
Of course you plan these things and then things can go in another direction. But that is the fun of doing art, you never know where the road will lead!
The road from the old homestead here is going to lead in a new direction, I think it is sold. The septic gets pumped Tuesday in preparation, and if all goes well, October will be moving time. I have looked at lots of houses on line and one in person that didn't work out. Water and mold problems in the basement. Keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer, there has to be a nice ranch out there with my name on the mailbox!