Put away does not mean complete, as in done, finished, because they aren't,. All three still need sleeves and labels as does at least 12 other pieces in my closet do. I really don't mind doing facings, but sleeves are something else. Sewing a sleeve on is not one of my favorite things to do as you know and in most cases, sleeves don't get put on until a piece has a place to go or I am really, really bored.
Sunday I finished the smallest piece and got started on one of the two larger ones. Then on Monday I finished what I had started on the second piece and the third one was completed before bedtime.
Maybe an empty design wall coaxed my Muse to return and by Monday night creative energy zinged and ideas buzzed and I went in searched of upcoming quilt show dates and contest entry deadlines instead of calling it a day and going to bed. Of all the shows with contest out there I settled on making something or some things for Houston. Time permitting.
With those deadlines in my head, today, I started working on line drawings for several new paintings. Before lunch today I enlarged and printed out four line drawings I am excited about painting.
The line drawing come from my printer on regular letter size paper which means I have to trim and glue them together. Not hard work just necessary and time consuming. A task that goes faster if listening to a book on tape or you are singing loud and off tune to some of your favorite songs. I got one line drawing glued together for a piece that measures 30" x 40. That one got traced on a piece of silk and pinned to my largest paint surface. By then the sun was going down and there wasn't enough light to paint by. So I hope I am able to get start painting on it tomorrow. Today the sunlight was great here in Central Florida, ideal for painting, Tomorrow it is suppose to rain,
I was not ready to call an end to my studio day at 5:30 so I turned on all the lights in the studio and decided to paint two small pieces before dinner. So if the sun doen't shine tomorrow I guess I will quilt these two really small 9" x 18" pieces instead.