As Murphy said, If something can go wrong….it will. This past 2 weeks I’ve run into a variety of mechanical snafus: my sewing machine had to go back to the shop, again; I got a new front door installed, but in the process my front door light now doesn’t work; my car broke down today (the alternator, I think).
That said, I’ve been working away at some small projects.
I’m not sure how I feel about building frames; my sister gave me the idea to build a couple of right angles as a sort of “template” for building picture frames. Here’s the template, which is 2 right angles squared with a roofing triangle, and glued to a piece of plywood:
I then cut out the pieces for the frame, which if I decide to glue it together, will be glued and clamped one right angle at a time around the template above:
I don’t know how I feel about the frame at this point. I guess I felt a frame might make my fabric art look more legitimate; but now I think it may look better if I put a fabric binding on it and hang it from a hanging sleeve, like my other pieces. I mean, is a frame really necessary?
I’ll be thinking about that question! Luckily, I can experiment; nothing’s set in stone.
Meanwhile, our 4–6 weeks of spring here in Tucson is in full bloom, at least my patio says so….
…and my wildflowers say so too! I have some tidying up to do and new plants to put in the ground before scorching temps hit next month.
The next few days I’ll be working on some curtains for my friend Mark, who’s in a wheelchair now for 10 years after a bike accident; he loves the Beatles, wants curtains for 2 windows with some Beatles fabric, and right now the project is a pile on my ironing board:
The San Francisco Giants meet the AZ Diamondbacks this weekend, and those games are on the part of the TV that’s still free…..so looks like I’ll be watching baseball and sewing curtains this weekend!