Today I managed to get to the basement to photograph two new pieces. I accessed the lower portion of the house by going out the front door and around the side to the back door with only two steps that direction.
I returned via the interior staircase, 13 in total which I managed easily one foot at a time. It was exhilarating all the same to manage the 13 stairs three months after a total knee replacement.
These two details are from the Keeping Up Appearances series which is a narrative study of mid-20th century etiquette. KUA#4 was finished all but the stitching and hanging on my design wall when I went in for surgery as incentive to get back to stitching as soon as I could push the pedal. It worked!
KUA#5 was but a figment in my imagination. The cloth was painted and prepped and also on the wall as incentive to design again. It underwent several transformations in my mind before I actually picked up the rotary cutter. It was challenging to construct with layers of tule between a thick cotton tablecloth woven with metallic threads and various fused layers but in the end it all worked out and I like it..what more can you ask?
So now the wall is bare again. I must get in there and put up something if only just a piece of batik. A blank wall does not inspire! It’s nice to be back in the saddle!