My summer art push has been Free Lace Scarves. I've been traveling back and forth between my home and studio in Lowell and our summer house in Maine. Between that and other projects (such as major accounting software problems), I've often felt my time was too fragmented to work on jackets.
Creating free lace scarves has been the perfect project to keep the creative juices going and make me feel productive. Turns out that the counter in my kitchen in Maine is just the right height and length for laying out the threads and creating the design. I can tape the stabilizer to the counter so things won't move on me. Check out my Facebook page for those pictures. Then I have my sewing machine set up in the corner of the living room for doing the stitching.
This great view keeps me entertained while I'm working. You can't get bored with a water view; it's always changing. Tuesday it was rainy, but late in the day there was an unusual rainbow across the lake. It was very low to the horizon and quite spread out. I'd never seen one quite like it before.
So I keep playing with threads, ribbons, silk cocoons and stitching patterns to try to keep every one fresh and new. Here are the latest ones.
More to come soon. I still have more ideas to try out. Stay tuned.