I'm getting pretty burned out with website building so I had to take a break yesterday and the wall was calling my attention the loudest. I had one section left to do before I can grout this side of the wall. I wanted some more yellow in this area and I immediately thought of a sunflower. I had found plates in the 3 shades of gold when I was thrifting in Newport News in February and they were perfect for this. The "seeds" are glass florist beads. Becky gave me bags of them and they really come in handy. I paint the back of them the color I need and I have custom elements for the wall. The touch of pink in the background was perfect to finish it off.
Now I just need for this little spell of cold weather to pass so I can open the windows and grout. The grout contains VOCs and I'm highly sensitive to them so I have to wear a respirator and need really good ventilation to clear the air. It will probably take me 5 3-hour sessions to do all the grouting so it will take several days. I'm trying to decide if I want to risk loading a quilt and having it exposed while I'm grouting. I cover the machine with sheets when I grout but I'm still kind of messy and prone to large spills.
Maybe some sewing in the sewing room is in order instead.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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