Sunday, April 6, 2008

Moving right along



The fantastic class with Pamela Allen is done. I am sorry it is over but it sure was a lot of work. The last lesson was more independent and I spent a week trying to get a particular result. I am not happy with it and will not post it. I think I tried for something that is still beyond my technical reach... one day. In the meantime, I finished 2 pieces ... they are quilted and bound and I must admit that my quilting is getting better and I did not have an attack of the hives! I did have to remind myself to breath and to relax my shoulders. Just keeping my shoulders down made such a difference in my movements. I might get adequate at this. I need to finish my commissioned piece then I will work on the other 2 pieces I started in the class.. Then back to dyeing. In the meantime I have lots of gardening to do. My roses have started to bloom and in a week will put on a spectacular show.
I still have a veil to make for my daughter's wedding in August along with the covers of a wedding album and guestbook. I haven't a clue how to do either just yet.

4 comments:

Andee said...

Sherryl, I cannot imagine the piece you do not want to post being unworthy, maybe input would help you get it where you want it to go...the pieces you did post are wonderful!

Andee

BTW the livejournal.com blog site has a great handmade books community, these links might help you:
http://community.livejournal.com/handmadebooks/375307.html
http://community.livejournal.com/handmadebooks/376024.html

Maggie said...

your work from Pamela's class is all great. WOW I'm impressed you finished it all.
Maggie

Vivien said...

I'm impressed with the black and white piece; I have yet to try to tackle that value challenge. But I'm even more impressed .... a veil for a wedding? WOW! I'm sure it will be beautiful. Please post a picture here.

Barb Forrister said...

Sherryl,

I love the pieces you created in the Pamela Allen class, especially the black and white still life. It really has a nice, organic feel to it. Keep up the good work.