Today all stitches out..am very pleased - swelling and a yellow tinge (for springtime, of course) under my eyes. I have to do some squeezing to help the shaping - my nose is actually straight when it had been croocked (slanted to the left so I always felt like doing a left turn). The tip is not like a bulb, either. OK, enuf of that. June 4th is the big facelift. AND, no pictures posted here - either. I am not to bend over, do exercise (ugh) or heaving lifting. Which has curtailed my "moving" life.
Yesterday, I did some painting (experiment with a felted flower attached to canvas where I painted leaves) while watching QVC - dangerous - bought a huge umbrella for the deck - thank God for easy pay. This exercise in painting didn't come out the best - but has possibilities. Then I started some weaving on my new little loom. Problem with me is that I have so many ideas that I get bogged down and end up doing virtually nothing - frustration here.
So, here are a few pictures of the last weaving I tried using sari ribbon, beads and jewelry wire I bent and inserted.
The next pictures is of a book, "three-dimensional EMBROIDERY" by Janet Edmonds that I particularly like. It talks about making vessels and all sorts of odd shapes out of fabric and paper and objects around the house. I particularly am interested in coiling - wrapping fabric, ribbon, wire, with thread, etc. I bought some cotton cord that is used as piping in upholstery (from JoAnne's) and am going to use some fat quarters I bought (from where else?) to machine stitch cords and then wind them around into a coiled bowl. From there, I have a few other ideas, but will leave it at that...now, let's see if I do it.
OK, and here is the beginning of my weaving - greens.
So, that's it for now! Buster has been a constant companion - someone to snuggle and talk to.