Hello all. It's Saturday and sunny. But unmistakably an early fall. My flowers have not been doing well so into the woods they went, and all the pots for recycling. We finally have a place to take items up through 7 that is close! But driving around this township, you can see that no one is bothering. Well it bothers me. All the water, soda, and milk plastics, glass, papers, cans, everything that could be recylced is sitting at the curb with the garbage.
Much to my dismay, my numbness is progressing. I can't feel the needle well enough to stitch, so I thought I would work on a few new labels for boxes. I will be offering several soon that were made a while back and never paid for.
One of the samplers I've been working on is Eliza. She has so many nice sections to manipulate for boxes, and her yellow house has worked out well for the small rounds and the rectangular flats.
While I was working on her, I realized that in a short time her top is already stretched and drooping. I really don't mind since I've seen photos (thank you Pinterest) of antiques that are hanging like her. My husband still thinks she should be framed and I disagree, but in case I ever do, I felt the top should be stabilized. Usually I use heavy fusible interfacing or a strip of Mylar, but decided to try Buckram this time. I dampened the linen, adjusted it back to a straight edge, and pressed.
Just one row of machine stitching behind the fold. I won't have to do anything but remove a basting stitch if mounted for framing and if not, it's probably a good idea anyway because of her length and weight.
I've never used this before but because it's so stiff, I'm thinking it may be better than the fusible. Eliza's posture is good now! If I waited until it was stretched even more, I wonder if the linen could have rebounded to its original position.
My worker has not showed up to complete the drywall for two weeks now, so I put the final coat on myself and hopefully he can come this week to sand it so we can move along with painting.
My car will be coming home this week too.
Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.
Thanks for visiting.