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What would YOU do?

The past few days the temperature has been in the triple digits here in Southern California! I soooo wanted to stay home from "the day job" today, but I had to conduct three interviews.

So since skipping work wasn't an option . . .
I got up earlier than usual and threw some fabric in the washer and hung the pieces out on the patio to dry while I was at work . . .Everything was bone dry when I got home from work, so I coffee-stained some of the pieces and hung them back out on the patio . . .

WOW, within 30 minutes, all of the pieces were dry again and ready to be ironed (or not).

And since it's still quite warm outside, I decided to coffee-stain some lace pieces and hang them out as well . . .

I'm getting out the sewing machine and setting it up tonight so I'll be ready to create something when I get up in the morning! Not sure what I will create yet. Maybe a pillow? A wall hanging? Some bottle art maybe?The book shown above is where my inspiration is coming from - Creating with Fabric. This wonderful book features artwork by Lesley Riley, K.c. Willis (there's that name again!), Lisa Engelbrecht, Jill Haglund, Julie McCullough and Pamela Allen.

So, what are YOU creating this weekend????

12 comments:

I Am Very Mary said...

QUILTS! LOTS OF QUILTS!

Sam Marshall said...

They look great!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Nice. It's been way too hot here in the valley too, I'm homebound and working on a collage of vintage bits and bobs from India. Looking forward to seeing what you put together.

That Girl Ang said...

a table display for my sow on Sunday.

Lovely fabric... you are so creative!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Those pieces of fabric - once you had performed your tea and coffee magic are beautiful. It must be very sensual to work with fabric.
I hope you will show us what you decide to do with it!

I will have to bring my creativity to entertaining this weekend. No free time to do my thing. But, truly what is more creative than loving and enjoying family?

Peggy Alborn said...

Hopefully a week's worth of lesson plans for my class....getting ahead so that I can create something that is visually more creative because I have peace of mind and TIME!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hey Sherry,
What, you'd think you're in TX or something? I'm glad it wasn't triple digits when we were in CA visiting! Just popping in to say hello and seeing what you are up too! xoxoxo deb

Judy said...

OK, Sherry! Now get out the sewing machine and start making some fabric collages! They are such fun to do. You got some fabulous pieces there!

Wish we lived closer so we could swap pieces. And, BTW, I dry all my fabrics for collage, coffee stained or not, in the sun on my "red neck clothes line" -- my Texas sage bushes! Works great! Even gets out those stubborn, unknown, stains on older fabrics.

The 114 degree temps here will dry anything in a matter of minutes! LOL!!

Sharon said...

I woke to rain and was down til I read your post. Now I am off to create. I love the lace and the fabric too. But of the lace, ohhhhhh! Let us see what you do. OK! Sharon

jerseytjej said...

22cents!? Did you pay cash!??? ;)
WHY are there no bargains in Sweden and I love the stained fabrics! I should tint some of the laces I am holding...hmmmn?

Don Madden said...

What!? You wasted your coffee on cloth! Not an option for ME.

Gaby Bee said...

Can't wait to see what you are creating. I love stained fabric, also!