Sunday, October 28, 2007

Odd Bits

This weekend I haven't gotten into my studio. I've been trying to finish up odds & ends. Warren picked up the cabinet for our TV to set on, we've been waiting for nearly a year to get this. The first one we ordered we waited for several months, then found out the guy who was supposed to be building it just quit. So we started looking again. Finally we found this at an Amish furniture store, & we could get it unfinished, (which is what I wanted, so I can finish it, & the media cabinet we already had to match). It isn't going to be red, this is just the undercoat. I'll be painting it a black satin finish, then will sand the edges a bit to let some of the red peek through.
The other project I worked on today, was dismantling our old dinosaur computer,
& cleaning up the desk top, & loading in a new scanner that I recently bought.
This is the first thing I scanned, just to test it out. It's one of my samples of what can be done with a print fabric, & some creative thread painting. I turned a tropical bird into a Magpie.

Thanks for all the kind comments on the Irish Dance dress. It's good to be finished with it. My next project is going to be the Half Baked Alaska Challenge for our Alaska Fiber Festival next March. Mine is going to involve window screen & duct tape....

4 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

...and it will be simply delish!

Can't wait!

lila said...

My first visit to your blog, I came from Robin of the bead journal group.
You are verytalented and have a fvery full life! Good luck with the computer re-do!

MJAPA said...

We did get the package! Thanks! She had a great b-day. She is buying a couple of new video games with the money you sent her to go with the new system we gave her for her birthday! Glad you liked my Halloween costume. It was a lot fun. A big hit at the boy bar! :-) loves to you!

Allison Ann Aller said...

I would not have recognized that magpie...you transformed it!!!
I saw so much of threadpainting at the Houston Quilt Market...so many fantastic thread companies are out there now. I especially loved Wonderfil and Superior.....