Wednesday, March 25, 2009

machine hand work

One of my favorite blogs is a dress a day. The author is a witty wordsmith and she writes about sewing. That is a lovely combo in my book. They have designed t shirts for the site and rather than silk screen the image I have chosen to stay within my element and create a machine embroidery for it. I'm not sure what to put it on (perhaps a fabric pattern envelope), but it was good practice to hone my new digitizing skills.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

AbyssCo. art/birthday party



Last night I opened a solo show at Fangirl's AbyssCo. in Evansville. This kick ass store is owned by my best friend and second biggest fan, Kristie (Zach being the biggest, of course). We combined it with my birthday party since I will be 39 on monday. The response was overwhelming and heartwarming.We had a blast and got to see lots of folks we haven't seen in forever. Rachel C. and her gang drove down from Bloomington a day early just for the occasion, and the Bousemans and the Zetas made delicious cakes. The kids ran and laughed to their hearts content. It was great.

My new piece was recived with all the interest and hilarity I could wish for.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Apron

Last week at work I cut so much fabric that I wore hole in my new shirt. I am just short enough that the button on my jeans hits the table edge every time I lean across to cut. I have remedied this by making a new apron.
I love the pattern even if my spacial retardation made it a little tricky.
I only had to rip out one seam.