Thursday, May 22, 2008

Working on the Village Scene


I have been thinking about the village scene on and of since I posted photos of it recently. I have very few ufo's genrally working out a solution to resolve an issue. I did paint another scene but it did bother me to put this one aside and not finish it- besides I need th epins in order to pin my next quilt. So I neded up requilting I had done with the silver metallic thread and a 35 weight Valdani thread in ecry variations. It's come up enough for me to be reasonably happy with it- if there are good gallery lights the silver thread will throw of a bit of sparkle if not the heavier weight thread will show up even at a distance- it's almost a negative image when you see it in the flesh- and this is not quite so obvious in the photo.

And another arghhhh moment- my hard drive on my computer got fried- we think it was a virus and we could rescue nothing. Fortunately I did have a back up hard drive but I had not backed up since late January- so basically four months of images and other work down the drain and I have to get another hard drive. Can't afford to get another computer at this time.My anti virus ware was right up to date as well!

I have signed a acceptance of quote to build a house. But some trees have to be pulled out- anyone want to come and help???? Not quite sure how I am going to do this as I am away from tomorrow for 5 days teaching at Town Stay in Braidwood, NSW. There are still places for Monday and Tuesday of anyone is interested. I rarely teach in NSW or Canberra. We will be doing Tifaifai but I have decided to also include Breaking all the Rules as the fabric supply requirements are the same and I will be bringing some of my hand dyed fabrics. And it is fun to see how differently things come out.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Love how this is developing, it looks as if the village is bathed in moonlight in the photographs, and it's wonderfully rich.

Thrilled with my pomegranites, BTW.

Wish I could come and help but a)it's a bit of a long journey and b) I'm laid up with a virus that just will not go away, and I've lost my voice for nearly 2 weeks now, so I can't even chat!

I'll have to make do with sending my best wishes for easy progress with everything and a big cyberhug for luck.

Kristin said...

I'd love to see the subtle sparkle of this in person. I too am getting a night-time feel from it. Have you considered a wash of color painted over any of the buildings?

Fiber Focus said...

Oh, Dijanne- So sorry about your computer! I keep thinking I need to make copies of my files, too, in case something happens and keep putting it off.

I like how this piece is developing. Hope the house process goes smoothly!

monique 78 said...

I like this feeling of a moonlight in your quilt.
Sorry you lost all your last pics. I often cross my fingers not to have this problem, but not sure it helps !!
I can't help you with your trees, first my lumbago (it still lasts) and then the fact you're living quite opposite my place round the earth; one thing I can do is thinking of you.

Fiber Focus said...

Hi, Dijanne-

My blog was given the Sweet Home Blogger Award. My job is then to pick five others that I like, so I picked yours. I think your work is stunning and thank you for sharing your process!