Finish work is usually what you do to finalize a project…edging, stitching a piece into something like a bag.
H bought me The Textures of Home for Valentine’s Day in February. It’s a piece by Hazel Monte. It’s been sitting on my old Singer sewing machine/vanity ever since then. Every morning I would eyeball it, trying to decide how I wanted to display it. Today I finally had a vision, finally saw how I could do it. It maybe turned out a bit over the top, but here it is…
The only goal that wasn’t achieved was leaving the back open, i.e. not stitched down, so I could turn it over and see the title and Hazel’s signature. It’s there, and I can easily undo the basting if ever I feel the desire to see it again. Mainly, I wanted the front open so it could be touched and I wanted it stitched, not glued.
I went to the thrift store today. I got some good finds, including the lace I put around the frame. Here’s a shot of it against white.
The little piece does seem overpowered a bit, so maybe on down the road if I find a better frame I can switch it out. For now, I’m going to enjoy it this way.
I picked up the frame at the thrift store, too. Decided it would do. At least the piece has a home now.
I’m particularly happy with two big finds at the thrift store: a nice big picnic basket and a huge embossed tablecloth.
The picnic basket handle had some issues, so I wired, reinforced and glued it back together, then covered it with more trim found today.
I can’t wait to start dyeing the tablecloth. I have been wanting something I could make dyeing bundles out of using flowers I’ve saved. I think this will be perfect.
I got one other basket, too…
It’s old and worn in places, but I really like it.
My work today was done upstairs. It’s not any cleaner or tidier up there, but it still is a nice place to work. I’m still mulling over how, exactly I want to organize it. It’s a tough one.
I think now that I’ve decided to do more collage work I have a better vision. I’ll see how it goes.
Most of my needles were downstairs so I had to search a little for some supplies. I can’t remember if these were in my Singer drawers or if they were in some things I got off Freecycle years ago.
Fifteen cents…made in England…wow.
And this one, made in Japan. Looks like she got a bargain…just 31 cents! She must have been thrifty, too?
The thrift store has had big bags of old ties for a while now…$10 a piece. I found a decent size bag for $2. I don’t have a photo of it, and I didn’t really need the extra fabric, but I thought it would be fun to play with.
See you tomorrow.