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|Posted on May 5, 2012 at 8:32 PM||comments (48)|
I have lost some time this week with my ongoing back and neck issues which were possibly made worse for driving to Lincolnshire and back again for a family funeral earlier in the week. Driving any distance is enough to drive the pain up even further so I am dosed up on more painkillers. I will be so glad when all of these issues are gone for good. I keep being told that it is only temporary, although it has nearly been two years since my car was hit from behind which caused all of these issues.
Not to dwell on the negatives of the week though as I try not to go on too much about my back (although my family would probably disagree with me with that comment) honestly I am fed up too with moaning about my back.
As mentioned last week I have been doing an online evening course on tablet design, although this week I have not been as actively involved due to my back and neck because PC work doesn't help at all either. So today (Saturday) I sat for a little while and got caught up on some classes and have attempted a couple of wholecloth designs that I drew directly in photoshop, and this is what I came upwith ..... maybe one day one of them will end up as a quilting project for me. These are drawn using the bamboo tablet and stylus drawn directly into photoshop, I have only just started using the tablet and at the moment I have greater control of drawing the old fashioned way with a pencil and paper, but I suppose that computers are the way to go so I should persevere..
|Posted on March 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM||comments (56)|
|Posted on March 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM||comments (38)|
Here is just a snippet of the centre of my wholecloth which I have been working on yesterday. Just 6 hours of quilting, which is alot less time than I expected it to take, I should probably be working a little slower at it for better results, and I am thinking this could be a prototype and hope for a better result further down the line as I know that a few areas could be so much better and I had a few blips with my carriage not running smoothly which needed adjustments - however, for my first attempt at quilting a wholecloth I am pretty pleased so far. It has not been without hiccups though as most of my markings were so faint I was guessing some of the time where the feathers were. So lesson learned, next time I will mark with a longer lasting pen. I used the blue washout fine line pen, and thought that they lasted a long time. I certainly won't be winning any awards with it, but then again, that is not the reason why I quilt.
It will be off the frame ready for customer quilts to be loaded and quilted next week, and maybe back on in the next few weeks when I get some more weekend freetime. Maybe another 6 hours and it will be ready for binding. This is when I wish my machine was at home with me rather than at my studio so that I could quilt until midnight!!!
|Posted on November 9, 2011 at 7:18 PM||comments (148)|