Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I really have been sewing

Here are some photos of my heron. I am just amazed at how much time it takes to cover a piece of fabric with thread. As you saw in my previous post I took a class from Barb Shapel. I have been having fun trying the techniques she taught us. I have practiced many of them on my heron. He has quite of bit of work left to go.
I need to finish his body and his beak. I don't have the proper colors to complete him so he is on hold for now until I am able to purchase more thread. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would want a stash of thread like my stash of fabric. It is such fun.

So while I have to wait to go and purchase thread I have been working on a small piece of my own. Here is a close up of what I have been working on. I hope to show you the entire piece later this week. Taking Barb's class has enabled me to look at machine stitching with a new eye and many new skills. One of the best things I learned is to set the speed on my machine so I can keep a consistent stitch size as I move the fabric.

I still have a long way to go but I am loving the journey.

Sending many good thoughts and prayers to Japan!!! They are an amazing people!