So, thanks to the heat, I haven't been getting much sewing done, My sewing room is upstairs and on the east side of the house, which means it heats up early and then stays too warm. A week ago, my guild had a workshop on Bargello, so I did some sewing there. And then Friday I sewed at a friend's house, where I finished my Bargello pieces that I had started.
I'd never tried Bargello before, so I wanted to give it a shot. The concept isn't hard if you're used to strip piecing, but it can be confusing and achieving a nice curve isn't as easy as I thought.
You can see that my first try is kind of awkward compared to the second one. I used all batiks for this project, because I thought they would work well for this. I like the variations in colors in the batiks - I think that makes it more interesting. These two pieces are each about 18 inches square. I'm going to be turning these pieces into a tote bag - at least that's my plan at the moment!
A week or so ago DH and I got new cellphones. Our 4 year old phones were dinosaurs, and were starting to die. So we got a new plan (I can text now!) and nifty Galaxy 6 phones. These phones have the best camera on them! I've been having lots of fun taking pix. The photo above is a barn about 1/2 mile from my house. I love this barn, and I think I got an interesting photo of it.
This photo was taken directly across the road from the barn. facing east. You can't tell from this photo too well, but that is Mt. Rainier in the center (where it looks like clouds).
Same photo, just super zoomed in. That is the mountain, with the clouds hiding the top half of it. With this warm, clear weather, we're getting some awesome views of the mountain. Finding a good place to stop the car to get a photo is the hard part!
Dear Son made some "Midsummer" cookies this week, and we finally got them frosted and decorated today. Sorry this photo is a little fuzzy.
|fireworks, flowers, ice cream cones, cats (and a nudist in the upper right corner)!|
|a tree and a tent, airplane, music note and more fireworks & flowers|
|the last four cookies|
Dunkel says "Happy quilting"!