However, I think that I will design my own scorecard before we attend our next Braves game on April 11th. As you can read on the big screen below, the Braves wooped up on the White Sox 4-2. I loved being there, seeing Redmon pitch for the Braves at the Ted and also seeing Bob Wickman pitch as closer for the very first time, for me that is!!!
We came back to the condo, had a little nap (C is a habitual napper and my Spring allergies made me do it today!) and then tackled some plumbing challenges. Our kitchen and bathroom faucets both needed replacing. We had purchased the newbies yesterday and decided today was definitely the day. The most difficult task was removing the old fixtures...especially the one in the bathroom. I am pleased to report that after only about three hours we have brand new and fully operational faucets in both our kitchen and bath! No leaks!!! :-)
I thought I'd include a few pics I've taken this past week of pieces I've been working on over the past few days. I blogged about using Nellie Durand's technique of "ortwork" and showed my adaptation of her process. I'm adding a fan made of soy silk fusion. Here is my first attempt:
Please tell me what you think. I haven't affixed the fan or the ribbons (which are silk dyed in a very pale turquoise). My thought is that the fan edges are too predictable and need to be a little more curvey. I can accomplish that with the larger part of the fan, but not with the little "slats". I will probably finish the wall hanging edges with a ruched silk ribbon or a satin stitch in a darker turquoise. Any ideas here?
I had to relearn the fine art of crochet (my Nana would be proud!!) and do a chain and double crochet for the little shoulder strap. And then it took me a week to relocate my little eyelet applier doohickey! But it is now completed!! WooHoo!!!
Below you will find the first stages of "Standing on HER own Two Feet", which is for my dear friend Bobbie. I've dyed all of the charmeuse, painted the background and this past week I did a bit of thread painting on the background. I hope to complete the thread painting on the bird and hibiscus this next week. I am intending to bead the yellow/gold flower centers next week too! (Mistress Bobbie/Birdey will have a round black button for an eye.)