Friday, October 07, 2005

HEY! IT'S ONLY OCTOBER, WHY IS IT GETTING COLD?

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.

1 comment:

Debra Spincic said...

Looking good!