Friday, November 6, 2009

A perfect opportunity to make mess!

When the baby of the family spends the day (and night) with Opa and Oma do you:
a) make the most of a rare opportunity to relax and rejuvenate
b) make the most of a perfect opportunity to make a mess like never before...
I'm sure it wasn't too hard to guess what actually happened! We had bits of fabric and paper on every level surface in the kitchen, dining and living room, including the floor. We had fabric scissors trimming quilt pieces, scalpels cutting paper stencils, spatulas mixing paint, and squeegees making prints... We had paint at the dining table, on the kitchen sink, on our hands and our clothes... from 9am till 5pm.
But the result of all this mess is that my next quilt is now ready for piecing, with all relevant screenprints applied to the pieces that will make up the background. I don't know how I would have ever managed this without this (unplanned) Caleb-free day. I think it would have taken two weeks of intermittent printing to get this far...

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