Was uploading pics to my computer and noticed something buzzing around my head. Swatted at it several times to no avail and finally managed to render the beast senseless when it alighted on my arm.Thinking I had just killed a moth I was amazed to see it was a MOSQUITO!!!
Checked the date to make sure I wasn't in some weird twilight dimension....yep, it is March 20, 2010. I'm still in my house in Ontario - and, we do not get mosquitoes in March! It has been sunny and balmy (around 55F, 12C) for the last week ...but really!!!
Global warming? Maybe
After my battle with the bug, I uploaded my pics. I'm working on a monochromatic challenge piece for ADO and decided to do a bust. Work has been slow as my wrist is still giving me quite a bit of grief with numbness and tingling, (painting the eyes with pins and needle fingers was not fun!)... but I'm up to the finishing costuming stage.
I'm going with an ivory/light tan colourway and started looking through my laces. I spent several hours last night trying to find the right combo of lace and fabric to use on her headpiece and bust area and have still not made a decision!
I'm drowning in lace!
This is one of four of the large bins I have of vintage/antique lace
The tower of beaded and metallic antique lace and trims
I would pull out several laces and then discard them (too yellow, too light, too dark, too dull, etc). Early on in my selection process I decided on a trim I wanted to use, but finding fabric and lace to match it is proving rather time consuming. I'm hoping to get this piece done this weekend but am not any closer to making a decision than I was last night. This is how I left her:
Does anyone else ever go through this? I often have trouble deciding on the fabric and trims that I want to use on a piece