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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
There really is a sewing machine back there.....and yes that really is a rain barrel
inside the door thawing out! It is now ready to dump but we need a big strong person to move it. We will get the same guy that brought it in.
I had that table empty again, but it is starting to collect stuff again, I didn't fold it down quick enough.
Large troupe of people coming tomorrow to move boxes and some furniture, wish us luck, they are all volunteers.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It has been a struggle to save my working materials from the over zealous movers, but I am on the home stretch here, the two sides of the bag are done, now I just have to construct it.
I am planning a zipper closure and an elaborate interior with a zipper section and a few pockets, all trimmed in either gold or silver thread......if I can get my thread and my machine to agree with each other. I will be using ties for a shoulder strap, just knotting them so there is some adjustment room.
I will be fusing some heavy duty Pellon to the back of these panels to give them stability. A dragon's hoard weighs a lot. It is a good thing that my patron wants a museum piece art bag, she is little and will quickly tire carrying this bag, especially if she puts anything in it!!! lol
The dragon is a real sweetie.....she is snuggled down in her hoard and dreaming of laying an egg. I just stuffed and needle sculpted her this evening. All she needs is two little red Swarovsky crystals in her nostrils and some tooth whitener. Any ideas??? Acrylic paint maybe??
There are clear silver-lined seed beads on the ceiling of the cave on the right side, although they do not show in the picture. I did this to highlight the light comeing in from the cave opening. I am hoping they will catch the light when the bag is moved.
To balance off the skeleton there are three tiny silver crosses in the mix. Dragons will collect anything shiny, and defend their hoard very fiercely. Young dragons have difficulty telling rhinestones from real diamonds, but they get better at it as they mature.
It has been a nice break from packing to work on this bag. It sort of growing on me.....but then so do warts.
Hugs to all,
Remember that closet that was emptied, well it is getting full to overflowing again, but it sure is nice to have a place to put the packed boxes. Anyone want an antique Singer hem marker? The rubber bulb is still soft, and there is even chalk in it. If nothing else it will be a conversation piece...along with my antique ironing board. lol
...in spirit that is!!
The up side of all this is I get to fondle my stash as I pack, albeit very quickly.
Remember the bookshelves filled with boxes? Those boxes went and new ones are piled up, and the cases are labeled for placement. All this stuff is going on the 26th when DH's largest Bible Study group are bringing their pick up trucks (living in a rural community is nice, almost everyone has a truck!) and helping with a major move.
There were two large bookcases here in this wall, they went last week and we are using the space for packed boxes. We have rounded up all the plants except this one and are caring for them on an antique ironing board in the living room. They will be moved on the final day.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Picture this cupboard (tilt your head a bit and squint) full to the top with the orange boxes pictured below. My button stash and my upholstery fabric stash.
I filled this up to the top again today in readiness for the next moving day. All larger boxes with fabric and my yarn stash in them. I emptied a cabinet that we are going to use in the dining room in the new place. These two bookshelves will go to when we move the office, they are the back wall for it.