I've always got so many different projects on the go that it's easy to swamp the little workspace that I have. While the dough was proving I braved the downpour and ran out to my studio (which is a converted building in the garden) to do a spot of tidying up. When you only have a small room it's important to be organised. The panel below might be familiar because I think I've showed it here before but this morning it got mounted onto a gessoed canvas.
It may only be small but it's still satisfying to finish something! This has a really deep canvas and I'm pleased with the effect.
When I stepped back and looked at it on the wall though I wasn't entirely happy with the colours so I rolled another fine veil of white paint over the edges to blend them a bit more.
I managed to avoid the embroidery with the paint, just picking up on the raised areas of the quilting. Much improved! Now it can be put away until we dress the stand at Festival of Quilts.
I wasn't really in the mood for dressmaking but I did manage to cut one of the jacket linings out so there was some progress on the fashion front. Laura keeps turning up with incredible drawings and expects me to know how to make patterns! It's all very trial and error but I expect we'll get there in the end.
Bye for now - Linda