Well, autumn has finally arrived in Northern Ohio. It is considerably cooler today and raining. Along with the changing weather comes stiff and aching joints.. Bill and I are going to the movie. Were are going to see Wallace and Gromitt. We went to see a movie called "A History of Violence" last week. I have NEVER seen such an explicit sex scene in a movie, and I have seen a LOT of movies! I didn't know people could get into those positions! Actually, I am getting tired of obligatory sex scenes that lend nothing to the movie. I would have liked it better without them.
I am still working on my silk piece. I needed to dye more silk because I needed long pieces that I didn't have for the final 2 pieces of the border. I want each round of pieces to go in the same direction. So since the center red/orange section is horizontal, the blue/purple/green has to be vertical. I have found that I really like working in silk. I would like to make more silk quilts in the future. The colors are subtle, but shiny and so soft and supple. I don't know if I will have enough turquoise to continue to the other sides. I can't believe that I ran out of turquoise dye and didn't notice. I have dyed some blue, but it won't be the same. I nearly ruined the whole thing when I attempted a Ricky Timms "Chantal" technique, wanting to curve the seams a little. Luckily, I was able to save it.. but I ended up with a slightly rectangle center instead of a square. I didn't notice this until I attached more borders and by then I didn't want to rip it apart, because silk doesn't 'unsew' well. I don't think it will be too noticeable. I could always say I meant it to be that way. Oh well, off to the movies, and lunch! A great way to start the weekend.