Sunday, August 5, 2012

Daughters Away At Camp

Hello again!

It's so quiet and lonely without my girls home. I am glad I have the current (and second attempt) thread painting to challenge me and keep me busy. If I didn't, I think I'd be at their camp, in the cabin next door. I love watching them learn new things. They are having a great time and I am so glad.

Don't know why this year it feels like a "practice run" for when it's time to take them to college. It's still a few years away, but seems so close (and time WILL fly by....). It was particularly difficult, this year.

The latest thread painting isn't going easily. I made bad thread color choice and by the time I tried somewhat correcting, that area was so thick with layers of thread it looked terrible. But that's ok, the COOPER pet portrait took two tries, also and I think it was worth it.

The needle does take it's toll on the tips of my fingers, however! I have tried everything when I was quilting and learned that a good, hard fingertip takes time and will eventually happen.

I hope I make better progress on the latest piece because when the girls come home, we are in full tilt for Back-to-School and not long after all the activities start. Good thing this latest craft travels well and can be done in any "Parent sitting/viewing area" or in the car-waiting.

Wish me luck on my latest piece. If it works, I have another still life I'd like to try. If not, it's back to the pets, again! That's ok... I LOVE the precious faces of the animals and have fun finding great photos.