You've seen this before, I know, but it is still a WIP. The sketch of the James Memorial Art Center. The building is historical and I'm on the board of directors and volunteer a ton. I dreamed up this stitching project for the 100 anniversary of the building. Other people are contributing pieces to make a wall hanging. We get together once a month and stitch away at the art center, so this is a piece I don't work on consistently. My "in between project".
Next up on the WIP list is a very special piece. I have a dear friend that was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer about a month ago. He has had his surgery and his colon is now cancer free and is on his way to have the surgery on his liver this week! Things are looking good! A long time ago he uttered a phrase that has stuck with us. I'm sure a few cocktails played a large part in his comment, but it makes us all laugh and it is used pretty often among us friends. I used the phrase to stitch on a tea towel for the tea towel tour on Craftster and since then he has wanted his own version. I promised that when he comes back from his surgery he will have his very own framed version to hang up. Not much to go to finish it up and I already have the frame! He'll be home on August 5th hopefully!
I'm also working on my swap piece for the I love the 80's sewing swap on flickr. A "Soviet Union propaganda folk art wall hanging" for my best friend Heidi! My first whirl at hand quilting and it isn't as bad as I had thought. Here is another little teaser for her ;)
One last WIP to share. A mixed media piece. I took the Magical Mythical Makings course on willowing.ning, but never finished the last assignment! I finally decided to work on it and I think it will go to the art center's charity auction in September. The theme this year is "Celebrating Culture Through Art." A little Irish fairy with shamrocks. It will be turned into a wall hanging with fabrics. I'm in the process of painting.
So as you can see I'm one busy lady! Never mind the fact that I need to get my crafty room straight and organized before my new sewing machine gets here!