More of the same! I admit, I am obsessed with this project and it is rolling right along. It's too big for the design wall now and I don't want to keep picking it up off the floor so I'll keep obsessing. You may see the end of this top by Friday. Backing and quilting will come later.
It would probably be done if I had not stopped to watch Downton Abbey with Chris. Maybe it's just me but last night's episode was just plain annoying. I like the characters and the concept but I think that generally the writing is weak. Story lines start and then suddenly wrap up (Mrs Patmore and her love), and other drag on forever without a lot of interest (Bates in jail, yawn) and others are simply dropped (Daisy inheriting her FIL's farm). It will be interesting to see if Julian Fellows can write something similar for American TV. I think his new series is going to be called The Gilded Age.
Tonight I will sew and not be distracted by the TV.
In other projects I have the kiln fired up again today. Learning to fuse glass, in my opinion, is all about learning the kiln. I had some COE 96 glass that I used for some simple projects for a few firings. I've chosen to use COE 90 glass for now so I wanted to get the 96 glass out of my studio to prevent any cross-contamination of the glass supplies. The COE refers to how the glass responds to heat and different types can't be mixed unless you want your glass to crack.
THe 3 firings that I did with the 96 glass taught me a lot about how my kiln works so today I'm firing it with several different projects.
I am trying different thicknesses and different techniques to see how they each respond to the particular program that I'm using today. Eventually I will wind up with several programs for different sizes and thickness of projects and for different treatments. This is for a "full fuse" program.
With a full fuse program the goal is a smooth, flat piece of glass with few bubbles. This piece is from my first fuse with the kiln and so I'm firing it again to see if I can get the bubbles out. I'll ahve the results tomorrow.
While I watch my electric meter spin out of control, go over to Patchwork Times to see what everyone else is doing.