Saturday, May 14, 2011
A New Adventure: Thread Painting & We're Planting!
Since I made the Pansy Wall hanging, I have wanted to try thread painting. I tried it many years ago and it was a complete disaster because I used regular sewing thread and I didn't know what stabilizer was. It makes all the difference in the world when you use the right thread and stabilizer. I used Isacord and Coat's & Clark's machine embroidery thread.
I worked off a picture that I clipped out of a magazine that I really liked.
Here is a practice feather and background that I used for on the back. It was a fun project and now I know that I really like thread painting!
We've been blessed with a few short days to do some planting. During the rush time my son had a flat tire on the big tractor.
We were so happy that Ron stayed to help Dad out on the farm.
After a few hours, Ron was up and working ground ahead of Dean. The next day I came home from work at noon and by 2:00 p.m. I was working ground until 7:00 p.m. Then I baked pies for church. It was a really long week!
So far we only had a flat tire and that isn't considered a major breakdown. Dean kept on planting while Ron bought a new tire.
Here's a beautiful sunset from a few days ago.
I know the picture is a little blurred, but it's still a part of our farming story.
Don't forget to see my quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.