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Friday, January 7, 2011

Brain Craft

J came over yesterday evening to work on decorations for the reception. It seems that bird pictures will be a feature. I don't want to let out any secrets, but the estimate was that we would need about 100 bird cut outs. Step one: a template. I suggested quilters' template plastic. There's none in the house, but what about old x-rays? They work well. It did feel rather strange though, hunting out and cutting up an old CT brain-scan! The patterning on the templates is interesting as a result. A couple of hours sitting around the table tracing and cutting had us well ahead with that job. It's amazing how much can be achieved with half a dozen people working together, chatting and joking.

Earlier in the day I'd done some sewing--one skirt finished, two to go. More on the skirt project today, plus I need to get started on a dozen or so tablecloths for the reception. I'd better get on with it.

3 comments:

Vireya said...

Glad to hear you're making some progress on the sewing. Guess that means the borrowed overlocker is working out OK?

You sound so busy, you will need a holiday to recover once it is all over.

Textile Tragic said...

Busy, yes, but happy with it so far:) The overlocker and I are getting to know each other bit by bit--I'm starting with the least precious fabrics.

Dee said...

My brain def looks better as bird stencils.