Sunday, February 10, 2008

Check the Obituary Page...

...and see if my name is there. I feel so horrible. I did nap for about an hour or more this AM. Now I'm up and tempted to complain non-stop.

This picture is a stencil I cut this AM. I am continuing the Baptist fans on my antique quilt. I've been hand marking them, and that's gone well. I've finished the edge where the fans start against the border, so I'd have to guess where to put them from this point on. I'm not up to all the guesswork, so I cut this stencil from a plastic file folder. Just drew the lines on with a Sharpie, then cut away a sliver with an exacto knife. Necessity is the mother of invention. I forgot that the fans are larger than a 90-degree area, but I just twist it around to finish the design. It works for now.

I realize some of you can't see the stencil because you're looking THROUGH it to see my fabric bookshelves in the back. Just refocus.

~Joan, who is off in search of hot beverages (ick) and some more vegging


Marcie said...

Very clever with the stencil. Now am I seeing bolts? Kind of foggy, but I think I see bolts! I think I am coming to your house to shop!
Please feel better.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Hope you feel better. Smart idea with the stencil! I am going to try that.