Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spots before my eyes!

I knew this day would be interesting when I woke up from a nightmare. I'm laughing about it now, but it was sheer terror when I woke up. One of the silliest dreams I've ever had and I rarely have nightmares. I dreamt I had a job and I went to work even though a volcano was erupting and I knew the floes might reach the city I was working in. I worked all day though hardly anyone was there and when I got ready to leave I learned that my boss wouldn't pay me for that day, AND that the building was surrounded by molten lava, there was no way out and the building was now on fire. That's when I woke up, heart pounding and palms perspiring. If I were to interpret that dream logically I think it might mean that the economic pressures of the day are beginning to weigh heavily on my mind. I'm vowing here and now to stop watching the news! ha ha
I worked very hard on my Spot Sampler yesterday and gained a few inches. This project is time consuming because of my obsession with trying to make the colors geometrically uniform. Some of them I am throwing caution to the wind, as you can see if you click on the picture. I wish I could make them a little lighter but haven't figured that one out yet without compromising the color.




This next picture shows my favorite spot (it used to be another, but this one came out so well...my eye tends to rove toward this one now when I look it it). Trust me, it's luck they come out the way that they do! It's the whim of the overdyed thread so I rejoice when I see one I REALLY like!


Last but not least here are some of the things I've been doing instead of a biscornu at this time. I'm making them for a special reason which I can't divulge just yet, but need to make a few more. They are bookmarks, and my first attempt at finishing them. Some I have sown the bottom, some I have fringed...not sure which one's I like best. If you have a suggestion of a better way to finish these I would love more ideas!

So there you have it! I will have to put my spot away today as I need to work on my Christmas Quaker before I fall miserably behind on that one! And awaaaaaay I go!

5 comments:

Paula C. said...

Beautiful work! I love the bookmarks too. I collect them and have a whole tin of handmade ones. Maybe one day we could do a swap? Let me know if you are interested =) By the way, I find that sometimes I have to give the news a break and watch a cooking show instead. It will still be there when you feel up to it, lol. I figure that if there is anything serious that I need to know a friend or family member will call be or I will read about it on one of my yahoo groups =)

Twana said...

Your bookmarks are lovely!

nutmegg said...

You do lovely work...I have three bookmarks that I should do...they have flowers on them...anyway...just wanted to compliment you on your work...

j39jones said...

Welcome to blogdom! (Is that even a word? Who cares?!) Great job for a non blogger! Very impressed with your layout but most impressed with your stithing! Great Job!!

Miss 376 said...

The spot sampler has come on really well. Love the bookmarks too. I haven't made any for ages