Thursday, December 06, 2012

the cephalopod shuffles

Cleaned and oiled the machine; new needle all tested and tight and LO, comes Bloody Murphy and his law. Chuckling bugger.

After checking though half a dozen almost appropriate candidates for top thread, the color I finally chose ran out 20 minutes into the morning.

I've been agonizing over how and how much I wanted to stitch in the background gold and after dreaming it done (and quickly sketching it) I'll have to wait a few more days for that thread to be delivered and get on with it. Something Other, something Big and B&W is in the works but studio time is over for the day...off to the whine mines.


2 comments:

maclives said...

love this one - feature creatures for sure...can't wait to see it finished...btw - maclives is one of the domain names I own...acronym of maiden name...
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tiedyejudy said...

Gads, I hate when that happens! I have taken to buying serger cones so I don't run out of basics, but then I end up reaching for an old spool, mostly gone, because it's just the right color. Sure wish I could figure out a way to hand dye my own thread! Need a rewinder and detangler for sure...