Good News: La Belle Dame Tristesse is ready to be embellished and see what I got at Joanne's this morning :
A whole gamut of purples and a new gold and orange--I had a 40% and a 15% off coupon and got 55% off --such a deal!! I am anxious to begin.....
And now how did this happen??
(aka Baaaad News!!)
See there...the backing doesn't go all the way past my front quilt piece--I have no idea how this one slipped by me (brain games again!!). So I untied just the last row of hand ties and am going to add a long piece of yellow fabric (that pearl bracelet stuff) to the edge and just pretend that I meant to sew it boro-style--who knows it may turn out to be a new way to do backings (LOL).
Here's the hand woven front--do you remember the YEAR it took me to do this all by hand??? From beginning to end--pre-washing all those torn strips so that they would ravel nicely. I am NOT--repeat--NOT going to totally undo the whole blankety blank thing!!
I worked so hard--but enjoyed thoroughly-- Jude Hill's class online to learn to do this.... I appliqued those flower headpieces as my own twist on those hand stamped images of ladies.
I seem to be making hats, headpieces etc on my quilt ladies.....
And so goes my week...a mixture of good and bad, and I am thankful that my visit to my Mom's went well --we laughed over her great grandgirls' playing in tubs and at the beach and over the cutest card that Fiona sent her with a picture she drew of her Great Grand'mere---so precious. And therefore, it went well, she laughed.....gotta love that.....difficult and trying times, but happy for the "little things" .
Hugs from Julierose, La blageuse (upeuse and downeuse)