Sunday, July 19, 2015

What About the Words?

This truly is SLOW going!  I woke up this morning and remembered the words.
How could I forget or not include the words fabric?
On Cynthia Hurd's end of this, she worked in a library...a place Filled with words and ideas!
On my end of things...I come from words.  My mama taught English, sold children's books, made up new song lyrics in many arenas...she read, she wrote lesson plans and generally embraced words her whole life.
I am cut from her cloth!  I have continued each of those traditions she began in my childhood. I read, write,make up new song lyrics with infants and young toddlers.  I even make up words now and then!

So, a few cuts and slips later...there are words.  There is also more light and I like that.

I need to finalize my decisions here so I can pin and stitch before the work week begins.
My current consideration is the balance of books to words (there are more words right now) and the random placement (which I pretty much like as is).

I should add that what is seen in the top photo is the all of it and it is bigger than Dee requested, to leave extra room for error!  Dee, you can cut off what you don't need and adjust as needed.  I've tried to keep the placement of the books/words/denim cloths with-in the 10 inch square.

Just goin,

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2015

Moving Forward

...I was going to do a full post, with lots of photos.  But, not tonight.
I will tell you that yesterday, we had another small fire close by and two large fires not close.

OK, so just this for now.  The cloth is woven and ready for the next step, invisible baste.  I wanted to have that done tonight, but I needed to look at it a bit more before locking into this lay out.

Excuse the poor lighting in this photo...I was in a hurry!  You can click on it to enlarge.

I pretty much like it as is.  I'll finish 'looking' tomorrow.
Goodnight, Nancy

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ready, Set, Post

OK, so I sense all my posts will be slap-dash.  Quickies, if you will.

I'm having a slow start, which is typical for me.  I always seem to start feeling like I have No Ideas.  Then I get going.

Last night I worked the late shift (tonight too). so I didn't get home til 8PM.

But, I accomplished some things:  I found my pins, which I'd been looking for for two days!  I also cut some strips (after finding my rotary cutter) and played with layout.

After Dee's comment about the finger paint fabric, I remembered I had it in red too.  I thought that may make a good heart.  I considered heart fabrics.

I auditioned backing fabrics.

I cut the bottom off the denim shirt.

I remembered I had burlap and considered that.


The cloth at the top is a dyed flat-fold cloth diaper.  Mmmm...
I like the words one a lot too.  Mmmm...


Dee's comment on the finger paint fabric got me to thinking about fingerprints, so unique...the who-nees of us.
I don't think I'll use all of the choices I've pulled out.  I didn't realize I had so many blues!!
I don't want it to get too busy.

I have had this one box of pins since 1981 when I began sewing again, or for reals.  Bought 'em in Gardnerville, NV when I made a little patchwork quilt for a friends new baby.
I love the fact that this one box has served me so well, for so long.  It's all I need.

That's it for this morning.  Off to work...
Have a good day all.

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Start with the Blues

Just starting.
A slow start, but ideas are coming.

This is a very quick post before work, so no links and please forgive any errors and such.
Colors are not true here. 

I'll come back and edit tonight.

Blues, books and words
First grabs at cloth.  The sewn blue piece at the top is 
the middle of the collar used on Els' gift.

I chose my 'books' fabric as my square will be for Cynthia Hurd, who was a librarian.

The blue grid was a gift from Peggy.

Shirt, minus the collar
I've been planning to change the hemline and this gives me a great reason to do so. 
It gives me more blues.
I really don't have much indigo around here...or much of any indigo!

Cloth from Deb
 Not real sure about these blues, but I was pulling out all of my choices to consider.


I remembered the 'finger paint' blue on the right in my shower last night.
I like that it has fingerprints embedded in it.

That's it for this morning.
I'll alter the post or post anew tonight.
Until then, you can head over to Dee's blog for more.

Have a good Monday, Nancy

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2015