Friday, December 4, 2015

Keepin' On

Fuzzy, because the kid doesn't stay still... it's getting bigger! I wanted it twin sized but I don't know if it's going to be. I want to add red and tan checkers to it. Some of my favorite wintery colors together. They remind me of my old hiking boots, with red laces... long lost. Or I gave them away.

But it grew feed and a head, so that's progress!

After finding out a few friends in the San Bernardino area were okay I could tune my freak out dial down from 10 to 7 and absorb the shock and heartache of what happened. I haven't had cable in 11 years and I plan to keep it that way. I found an old shirt I was going to throw away, and I wondered if I could sew with it or the needle would catch the whole time. Well, if I make the stitches a bit bigger, it's fine. I don't know how well it would dry after being washed, being several layers of knitted fabric. But it was meditative while I was watching my twitter feed explode with information.

Next, some cloth I got online from Heike at Gerdiary. The colors are perfectly cheery. And there's tan! I love browns. And grays. and BLACK. I love drab, especially when it meets vibrance. Earth and magic.

I like working on the backs of things, and the insides... it's like cleaning places you know no one will ever see: you know it's there, and it's peace of mind. Although I am sure someone will see the backs of this cloth. Top part, blue, from Jo Ann's. Awesome soft denim. Bottom, cotton/ linen from the quilt shop I dyed with, probably. To the right, some nearly bulletproof- but- soft cotton from the quilt shop. It's nice to touch, not so nice to hand sew through. I like grids, though. I think it's why I like most flannels so much. Flannels at the bottom= Goodwill finds.

I need to get this guy tacked down today. I don't know what to do with the edges, if anything. So maybe nothing with those yet. To the right of hte pink and blue is where I started, a funky nine patch. I like chaos in order. It's a safe place to practice insanity.

Like I need practice. I'm 38 going on 17.

Love that guy. : )


jude said...

beautiful clothwork!

jess said...

Thank you, Jude! For the compliment, and the lessons!