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.


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.