Yes, its true. The 'urge' to treadle overcame me yesterday. I had sold all my treadles but one, a gorgeous 1910 Singer in a parlour cabinet that had belonged to my grandmother. I decided to move her into the window area so I could sit and sew and watch the clouds and the incoming storms, as it is storm season in Brisbane now. She would not budge and when I tried to move her the carpet had become stuck to her base. A bit of checking and the awful truth was revealed, the storm the night before had somehow come through the base of the wall and the carpet was wet. While I am sewing today husband will be digging a drain along the side of the house and cleaning out the weep holes. It all started with a doiley yesterday, seeing old fashioned quilts online with doilies. A visit to the second hand store but no doileys. I did, however find a set of eight coffee cups and saucers with quilt patterns on them for the princely sum of $8. A ice cream maker for the children and a bo…
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I found an old song sheet copy online ages ago, called "In The Garden Of Tomorrow", and saved it because I loved the title. I decided to use it to create a garden themed mixed media piece on canvas yesterday. Sewing is out at the moment because of a torn ligament in my shoulder. I used various stencils including some by Rebekah Meier, stamps, cut outs from Kaiser Craft and prints of old paintings and song sheets. I blended it all with a golden wash when finished to tone it all together. In a few days when it dries thoroughly I will put a clear acrylic topcoat over it all. There are benefits to a sore shoulder, exploring this media was enjoyable and I feel my fingers itching to do more. Size 20 x 24 inches.