I am so thrilled with the results and I can't wait to participate in another round robin!!!
Here are some detail shots of my wonderful piece:
Now, the question is: what will I do with 1 yard of fabulous fabric? What would you do?????
Cut it up???? Shush your mouth child!! I can't do that!!! Hmmmmmm! My saving grace, at least for a while is that Michele, one of the groupies, has been ill and wasn't able to lay her hands on my fabric, so it will not be complete until she does so. So, I have time to contemplate the cloth! Get well soon Michele!!!
I bought some muslin to construct a 'sloper' of Susan Conn Italo's Wild Onion Jacket. While I was cutting out the pattern, a little voice kept telling me that surely I wasn't going to 'just make a muslin sloper'! "What if it fit fabulously?" "Muslin is so blahhhh". "Why waste the time to sew up plain old muslin???" So, after the muslin was cut, I soaked it in some soda ash and then poured on the dyes. I think that was last Thursday, but it may well have been Friday (I was trying to escape from dinner party preparations and you know how that is!!). We went away for the weekend and when I got out to the studio this afternoon: wooops, there it was! I had laid it out on some plexiglass and covered it with a dry cleaner bag, and it was still sopping wet! So, here it hangs, dripping and hopefully drying on the line. Can you see the little bit of sumac that is growing up below the lower right hand part of the jacket? It sort of blends with my dyes!
Hopefully it will be dry in the morning and I'll steam it a bit and then wash it and get busy with construction.
But alas: the lining!!! I soaked it in soda ash this afternoon and dyed it....so, tomorrow it will dry and then, only then, it will all be steamed and constructed!!! I am excited about this jacket, and will definitely keep you posted!
Yesterday afternoon we attended a beautiful organ recital at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, supported and funded by the Musica Sacra Atlanta. The organist was none other than David Burton-Brown, organist at our church, Grace Church Gainesville. David did a fabulous job and we were enthralled by his music. Afterwards C and I enjoyed some time in the Botanical Gardens with our friends Polly and Jeff, and later dinner at one of our favorite haunts: Top Flr. What fun!!!
Oh, and I voted today...........for whom? You Guessed It!!!
PEACE, HOPE CHANGE: OBAMA/BIDEN!!!