Thursday, April 17, 2008

Getting Professional


Get it?  Getting professional help.  Ok.  Not funny.

Well, I finally broke down and had some name cards made.  That's what they call them here in Singapore - not business cards.  I had 100 made, and I'm so thrilled with them.  Of course, 99 out of every 100 name cards you see here in Singapore have the horizontal format.  But not mine, no.  I'm too tricky for that.  

And don't I have so many .coms?  Actually, the isn't up yet.  I just registered the domain last week, and am not yet ready to put my website up.  But it's in the not too distant future.  Of course, I'll post about it, and I'll make links and all that.

And here is the latest werk, with the edges trimmed.
Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep, I came to the conclusion that I really have to stop working on this quilt and pack my studio. We only have 2 weeks to pack and clean and all that. Panic! But, of course I'll finish this quilt at the new place. Actually, I'm doing a little hand embroidery on it now, and that's quite portable, so maybe it will go into my purse instead of into a box.
This too shall pass...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Color Fill

Well, here is the top completed.  I've left plenty of fabric off the edges for the seam I will sew when I bind it. But, I'm thinking that since the design is running off the edges, anyway, I might as well just trim it down, so it is a square again.  Or at least squared off.
My sense of this design is that it's all about color, and the color choices I made don't correspond to any recognizable pattern.  They're just random.  I like this effect, but I would also like to see the color choices more controlled.  So, I will make another one and limit my colors.  

That will be the first thing I make after the move.  So I will have plenty of time to dream about what colors to make it.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Six Days Later...

...and I've only added one measley gear to the quilt!  What's going on??

Well, the good news is that we've found a new place.  The bad news is, now we have to move.
The good news is, it's only across the street and down the block from our old place.  The bad news is, now we have to move.

There's lots of blessings in this new condo.  But, of course, the first thing that gets packed is the last thing to get unpacked, and it's the thing the family can live without the easiest: my studio. Before I start packing, tho, I intend to finish this quilt up.  But for the past six days I have been very busily employed in the particulars (doesn't that sound official?).  

Hey - I would love to know your favorite tips for packing, moving, and cleaning.  Feel free to post or email me.