No pictures today.
I am so mad at myself! I ironed the front side panels and was laying out the pieces and found the first backing had been cut 1/2" too narrow. Unbelievable. Were they ALL that way? You know that cold, prickly sweat that breaks out on your forehead and that roller coaster swoop that grips your stomach when you realize you've just dug yourself into a deep fiber art hole? Picture that right about here.....No, thank goodness. Just the one.
So......I pulled myself together and cut another panel and dyed it all by it's lonesome self. It's now drying in the laundry room because it looks like it is going to rain.
Let this be an object lesson for my students- see how important it is to keep a dyeing journal? All I had to do (she says) was find the notes for the recipe for the backings and adjust a bit because I was only dyeing one rather than all the yardage and there you have it. Back in the game!
Sometimes my head is just off in the clouds. I would like to replay the tape and see what I was thinking when I cut that one...do you ever do that? Something that should be so simple becomes a BIG old hairy project because you simply made an error somewhere at the beginning of the process.
What's that saying? Measure twice, cut once? For me...it's measure 6 or 7 times and hopefully cut only once but be prepared to cut several times. Dumb bunny.
I'm going off to the courts to squeeze in some tennis before the first rain drops hit the ground. A few nicely placed put away shots should do me good. "Gimme some overheads!" Tennis anyone?
See you tomorrow.
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