Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Taking A Breath

A heartfelt thank you to everyone for your kind wishes, thoughts and prayers; we feel very lucky and thankful for all of them!
It has been a blur of Insurance Adjusters, Restoration Specialists, and Trades as we begin to deal with what needs to be done. We still aren't sure of everything but a new roof is the priority as nothing else can be done until that is in place. Several rooms were without electricity, including my Work Room but that was sorted out this afternoon and I can sew again!
I had a few minutes today while betwixt and between to get in there. I had signed up last week for KC Willis' Collage Camp (one of the smartest things I have done in a very long time!) and spent some time watching some of the videos last night; thought I would check today  and see if I've learned anything... I think I have.
I have a real penchant for the things I make to be nice and neat and tidy with pointy points and matchy seams and all that good stuff a quilter does...
So today I picked up the crazy quilted piece from last week's Artful Thursday, removed most of the embellishing I had done and started rippin' and tearin' - oooh what fun!
I only had 15 minutes before appointments but you can see in the photo above I have made a start.
I am thinking Collage is my new favourite technique!


Becca said...

Beautiful Jillayne, love the vintage jewel piece.

Anonymous said...

Jillayne, I'm loving this snippet that you've created with the brooch and torn strip of fabric. I also like the stitching you did with more strands of embroidery floss than I usually use. Yours stands out beautifully and gives a lovely textured effect.