a rainy dreary day today and everyone i talked to said they were depressed. i did finish the binding on the atc i posted this morning and added some sparkly blue czech beads that don't show up particularly well in any of the photos i took.
I keep adding and subtracting circles. I started out with washers and other stuff from the hardware store and some beads including a vintage lucite circle. I've subtracted a couple of flimsier circles and am contemplating whether or not the project is complete.
originally planned for a project a friend and i are working on, i'm so glad she changed her mind and decided we needed strips of fabric instead of circles because as i was fiinishing hemming these last night i thought i might really rather applique them into/onto a quilt
some artist trading cards from earlier this year. I also have a small stack that need binding or new binding since some of my experiments with alternate types of bindings haven't worked out exactly the way I had in mind so will try to redo them.
I've already started adding some beads to the top and batting, before adding the backing. Am in the process of selecting the backing and am leaning towards yellow. Then I plan to add more beads and/or embellishments.
a current project involves converting a collection of "pockets" into hearts that will be appliqued onto an as-of-yet-undecided background. during the process i started coming across old doilies and other linens at local thrift shops and plan to also incorporate them into the quilt.
I've been admiring the Hilton Head altered book at http://www.artisticartifacts.com/blog/. I’ve been doing something similar for several years and have done books for trips to Maine, Duck (NC), Paris and Vienna. Sometimes I use blank books and sometimes I alter used books. I’ve found books with quotes with a lot of blank space on the pages to be particularly useful and sometimes the quotes are even appropriate. Mine aren’t as colorful as Judy's since they were created during the actual vacations and I was working with materials restricted to airline carryon. Looking at Judy's I’m thinking maybe I should have worked on them after I returned home. Now, if I ever get to go on vacation again . . .