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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Unintentional Organizing

All I have to do is to decide to get up from the chair that I do everything in so that I can go into the other room. I did not return to the chair for another hour. I am working on a project upon which I am appliqueing pieces of silk taffeta. I have a huge assortment of very fine threads for the work but I have come across a color without a match. So it is time to pull out the silk threads. Ah, but then - exactly what colors am I working with in the beautiful taffetas? So I pulled out the bags. These taffetas come from Foust Textiles. We buy their scraps and carefully fold them and sell them as remnants. I have a nice little collection. These will last me a very long time. And if we keep getting them in the store, I will be able to bring them to the next life too. Along with my Kimonos. So I got it all organized in a plastic bin. I was surprised at the wonderful colors. Some of them are so soft. I don't really lean towards brights like loud pinks and neon greens, oranges and purples when it comes to silk. I can when it comes to layers and cottons and linings. But in applique work, I tend toward the subtle gardens. You will see this when I begin to photograph.

I have ordered a real camera. It should come in within the week. Hopefully it will address the needs for getting my work up on this venue. My phone camera is very nice but I can see how it distorts color. Jody takes such great photographs and it is so simple for her to post her work on her blog. I want to be able to do the same.

Learning technology is really the donkey's death. I am a natural at fibers. I am a total moron when it comes to electronics. You should have seen me when I got my new sewing machine a few weeks ago.....and will say no more...................

OH, and I lost my sewing needle last night. We have all done this!! I am happy to announce that it reappeared in this organizing time. I found it taking a step, piercing the ball of my left foot. Yeah! I found it. I didn't loose it after all. I love these needles. I don't care about the bleeding and the pain. I found it. These needles are from Clover and are the "Black Gold Needle" series, and I am totally in love with them. The foot will be fine!

1 comment:

  1. ooooh, the poor foot! Who among us hasn't felt that pain? I would love to see the bags of taffeta! Cannot wait for your new camera - technology came knocking and you allowed the fine fellow in! YAY, Pauline!