Be careful what you wish for.
I've pretty much achieved that goal and now not so sure that a few limits and deadlines might not be a good thing.
There is so little structure to what and when I do it that sometimes I just take a nap instead. And I definitely have added many other things unintentionally and having trouble keeping on track with anything.
Maybe it just needs getting used to and I should give it a few more weeks and maybe not. I have this tremendous urge to create a project list and some sort of timeline if I'm ever going to finish anything.
When we went to the coast for Morris's vacation I forgot my favorite little camera and my phone wouldn't charge so I wasn't able to take pictures as I went along and it's too late for some shots. It will have to wait until I get going again on the ribbon flowers. Definitely have many ideas and techniqes to share.. sorry have to be later. I will add it to my new list.
I did a lot of experimenting with different sizes and weights of ribbons and also with width and spacing of basting stiches.
These are all I got done when we were gone and it doesn't look like much in the bowl...
But when I dump them out on the bag you can see that it is actually a good deal and it won't take that many more.
I am loving the colors and it is the "smoky" gold that is the color that will tame all others. Before I go any further I am taking some out to the barn today and put them in the big press and hoping they will be like I envision..
DH is out of town for a few days so that means I will be keeping odd hours, eating frozen turkey dinners for most meals and foie gras for breakfast on toast. Morris is moping under my desk and misses DH terribly.
This time of day they would ordinarily be reading the paper together.
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