Saturday, June 14, 2008

Painting with Lily the Longarm

It feels like summer was yesterday & today it's autumn. It's been cool & raining today. I'm not complaining. We really needed a cleansing rain, & it made it easy for me to spend the day inside the studio stitching away. Today Lily & I are working on a painting that I started about 5 years ago. I painted on the fabric a picture of a scene along the road to Seward. I'm only showing a couple of close views today. When I get it done I'll show you the whole thing.
Fireweed is one of my favorite subjects. I've done it several times, & still love to do it again.
Note the white thread along the edge of the pink on the left. It's wash-away thread. I used it to stabilize, instead of trying to stitch-in-the-ditch, as perfectly as I would want, I decided wash-away would work well. When I am all done, I can rinse it away, & no nasty bumps from bad SITD sewing! Brilliant!


Deb Geyer said...

Oh! What fun!! :-)

mindy said...

Love the fireweed.

Sue B said...

oooh can't wait to see this whole piece!

Granny Fran said...

What a fantastic job you are doing on that. I also love fireweed. We have a forest fire burning a few miles away so maybe we will get more fireweed in the future.