Since Santa lugged the heavy box in on Christmas Eve, Joanna's dollhouse has been sitting accusingly in the box nagging me with its calm stare every time I've passed by. Yesterday, we got all the pieces out, labeled all the ones we could identify (?) and I actually glued the foundation framework together--and it seems to be square!!!!!! I know! I can't believe it either! We also stopped by Lowe's to get paint samples to bring home and mull over.
I also managed to get a sewing shadow box completed to try to sell at the Landrum Quilt Show next week. Now, I'm better at creating than pricing so if anyone has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it. Plus the shadow box, the hutch was an unfinished one from Manor House, some of the tidbits were from Paper Mini's and some of the accessories from various companies. The quilt I printed on Printed Treasures by Milliken (which is just down the road from me) and quilted with silk thread. The chair was from a kit by, oh, what's the company that did so many kits???!!! Can't recall.
Sorry for the glare from the glass but couldn't photograph it without it. This last photo is my latest thread painting on silk, roughly 4" x 6" and based on a photo by my friend, Edgar Woodfin, of a river in Tuxedo, North Carolina. This is sort of what I do, I guess in my semi-professional life. I kind of specialize in landscape quilts with thread painting but this is purely painted silk and thread.