Goodness, long time no update! Things have been going on though, behind the (computer) scenes!
I was delayed while I got ready for the Burlington Art Show, but I’ve been back in the saddle for a couple of weeks now. Here is the “cole’s notes” version of my progress so far:
We left off the last update with the leaf patterns pinned to the felt, so I thought I’d introduce more of the work horses of the project (aside from the sewing machine):
Then I forged ahead with the embroidering of the post. This took some time, and doesn’t lend itself very well to progress shots, but here are a couple:
Then I painted some of the shadows on; and sewed on the dyed purple fabric grape bunch! Next it was time to sew the leaves onto the background. I was nervous about this because I thought my machine might disagree with sewing on those felt leaves – but she held out! Sewing on the leaves made a HUGE difference – all of a sudden it seemed like this project was moving along at a rapid clip! Of course, I’m back doing the slow stuff again – embellishing the leaves, which looks like this:
I’m trying to put in a little time each day, so I expect to be finished the leaf embellishment by the weekend. I hope I’m done on Saturday, as our group has a meeting on Sunday afternoon and I want to have it done to show them!
This is how the overall piece is looking at the moment…
Well, it should be interesting to see how everyone else is coming along. I know at least one of the other artists is finished her piece! Yikes…
I’ll see if I can get pics at the meeting on Sunday!