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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where has the week gone!


I can't believe it's Wednesday already! Where the week has gone I sure don't know! I was gone all day Monday and some in the p.m., same with Tuesday. Today was grocery shopping and meeting my friend at Panera's...a gal has to treat herself, right!
Came home and visited with my neighbor who just had surgery then to pick up house and do some of Kalee's training. Tonight is our last night at puppy class! Hope we graduate!!
So I played around with painting the backgrounds on my BJP pieces. Here's my current one with the leaves now painted.
My other pieces from this year are below.



And this is my current butterfly I'm working on. I like the painted backgrounds but I do have some more shading to do on the ones above. I want the outside of the leaves to be a shade darker. My friend, Carol, who does watercolor suggested using a black pen to outline but I didn't like the looks of it. It turned out looking as if I outlined with a black pen. I'll try a darker fabric paint or watercolor pencil.
So that's it for now. I hope to get Nick's pictures together to post on their flag football championship win from this past weekend sometime this week too! Until then I'm enjoying the sunshine and 44 degrees today!

6 comments:

nima said...

wow..looks gorgeous

Quilt Rat said...

outlining???? well you know, I have found doing some very fine embroidery stitches just along the outer edge of a colour can really make it pop...then you can use a colour exactly the same or slightly darker, lighter...lots of options

These pieces are SO wonderful!

Createology said...

Your beaded butterflies and birds are stunning. And your painted leaves really add so much dimension. All of this draws me in to the quilting that is so delicate and perfect. Beautiful handwork my dear...

Carol said...

I was going to suggest that embroidery trick. I love outlining with thread.

Your pieces are gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Amazing... these look wonderful when seen all together. I know what you mean about the time.. we're halfway through November already. How did that happen??

Sherrie Spangler said...

These are beautiful. I can't wait to see more.