In just a little over a week it will be time for me to pack up my stuff and bring it back home. Its not that I've created so much but rather what I've accomplished in 2 months equates to about 6 months here at home. How does that law of science go? Once a thing expands it will never be able to go back to its original size. Its going to rough but I know winter is approaching and it would not serve me well to have a space away from home as extreme cold is very hard on my lungs so I tend to become a hermit. But what ever shall I do? Sewing the way I've been has made me come to justify having multiple machines...not that I do, but if I had a dedicated space, I surely could see having multiple, well maybe 2 pieces going simultaneously, especially in a series. But some may call me a dreamer, but I know I'm not the only one :).
Here is what the design wall looked like when I arrived this afternoon: This is derived from the Poetics Series and the words and numbers and fertility doll photo are for a piece based on several poems about my great grandmother. The red and bright gold are silk pieces that I dyed which will become a part a piece hanging in threes. The piece at the very bottom is called The Robey Clock and the piece above it is a back drop for the 3rd in the Poetics series. I took Lena Bell and wrapped it around a frame and it really improved the overall appearance of the piece. It now measures 20"x16". The other 3 will not go around a frame and I'm going to make Lena Bell again. I'm not sure if all these will be complete when its time for me to pack up but even if they are not, I am pleased. When I left today, here is what the design wall looked like: Auditioning fabrics for 725 with some of my favorite commercial fabrics...but I think the words may get lost among the prints for the design I'm kinda working with.
I'll return tomorrow and will take Friday off to rest and enjoy my children (out of school) and my grandson who will be here.