Here is Smudge trying to be helpful as I continue handwork on the Gecko wall hanging. I should mention that the fabrics in "Gecko Apotheosis" have a history of their own. The geckos are made from ties left by my husband Pat, and by the father of the person who commissioned the work. As I was working on the beading, I remembered that a friend had told me she had "a garage full of silk from my aunt Samuella. So if ever you need silk, please come see me before you buy anything." I called and visited, and we had a delightful hour or so rummaging through the many, many plastic tubs of silk. Each was carefully labeled: "Shantung, blue and green," "Reds/Purples," "Plaid," "Small bits, "Charmeuse," etc. I selected an armload, including the lively plaid that forms the background of the silk forest pictured above, and all the harmonizing silks. Then, as the taxes were finished, I could begin on the double-sided leaves.
. I should be done quite soon, all things being equal. Then I have a pair of jeans to fix for my granddaughter, and I'm not sure what the next project will be. I'm noodling about one titled "In Praise of Home Cooking."
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan, Fiber Artist in Eagle Lake, TX. Trying to learn to call the sewing room my studio, and myself an artist. I retired after 15 years in hospice nursing--so now I have the time!.