Week In Review

12 08 2010

It’s been a strange week. I slightly twisted my ankle last Saturday, but no pain and swelling showed up til Sunday afternoon.  And it swelled up really good by Monday.  I hobbled around the house determined not to let time be a’ wastin’…

I kept ice on it a lot, but also spent time at my sewing machine.  I had printed a huge piece of cloth a while back and decided to make these…those of you who read my blog will recognize the cloth…I love these…

Since I sold my first set of screen printed throw pillows last Saturday, I am now highly motivated to keep going, so I sewed up a few more covers, after cutting lots of fabric for the backs.

It’s too hot to be outside printing since we don’t seem to be able to move past 100 plus degree days. But I have lots of indoor work to be done as long as I can keep supplied with everything I need.  In my “weakened state” I made a request  on Facebook to see if anyone was going to Walmart. Could they check on zippers for me please?  One of my friends did go there but they didn’t have any of the polyester zippers I needed for my bags. So I placed an order with Brewer which I needed to do anyway, but wasn’t ready to do it this early.  I ordered a bunch of zippers, but they only had one box of the Cloister Brown and I needed many.  Sigh.  But the three zippers I got are enough to hold me at this moment.  I am making bags which are liners for a basket purse.  My friend Kay is a basketweaver and we are teaming up on this project.  I think the liners might help her sell the baskets better.  She did sell a purse and liner last Saturday. Woohoo! She has two big shows next month, so I gotta get busy.

And then there’s my own work…I am giving thought to creating hand dyed cotton napkins with matching table runners.  This is for the Select Collection event to be held in November.  The theme is home and wearables.  I dyed some shibori designs on fat quarters.  Table napkins, anyone?

Kay likes them and thinks they would be great as napkins.  What do you think?

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5 responses

12 08 2010
Robin Koehler

I think you have been very busy…even injured! Hope the ankle is on the mend,R

13 08 2010
kathy

Hi Robin, it is doing very well today, thank you very much!

14 08 2010
Corryna

Great work. The pillows are wonderful. It is no wonder someone wanted to buy them.

14 08 2010
kathy

Hi Corynna, Actually, I haven’t sold the ones in this post yet…I sold a pair of black and white screen printed ones last week. I really love this fabric I printed and think these could sell well. But I am also thinking black and white prints could sell well also. Just testing the market at this time. Thanks for commenting!
Kathy

19 08 2010
Pat Hoskins

I love the napkins and thanks for mentioning the mueum event. I will send you a flyer next week. I hope you are getting around better.
Pati Hoskins

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