Wednesday, February 22, 2006
This is the small piece I used for experimenting with the oil pastels for the journal quilt discussed in the posts below.
Finished, it is 5.25 x 8.25 and is hand-quilted & embroidered. Although very small, it took me HOURS to embroider & quilt.
Not a problem - because it is the perfect thing to do when watching television (really almost the only way I can watch tv), and on one Sat. night when Fee was out of town, I indulged in an As Time Goes By marathon. Nina ordered the first set of DVDs and loaned them to Thomas, another fan, who ordered the second set. Thanks to both of you! I love Dame Judi and the show makes me smile -over and over- and then, when least expected, laugh out loud! Still have the second set, and try to parcel them out instead of watching several episodes at once.
At any rate, this kind of hand work must take me much longer than it does other people, so I'd never venture into anything large, but for small pieces it provides the perfect television occupation. I may go back and do some beading on this tiny little piece.
And on the subject of television series, I have pre-ordered the first year of Boston Legal. I have only been able to see it a few times because it comes on Tuesday nights - which is one of my Tai Chi class nights. The few times I've been able to catch it, I've adored it! When I saw that I could get the DVD of the first year, the keyboard was on fire to Amazon.com.