|"Too Many Cooks" 23" X 23"|
I knew it was time to use this saved piece of 50's ladies... of course I also bake while wearing heels and pearls...
I dragged out many food related fabrics because, well more is better and excess is never enough.
I wanted to do Dresden plates and only had one week to make this, so I found an old template and began cutting out sizes to see which looked better. I used turquoise scraps for RSC color this month for the test blocks...
of course like Goldilocks the first was too big, the second too small and the third looked just right. I turned the experiment into mug rugs to give away
|two done, the one on the left needs finishing with piping|
I was momentarily distracted by my favorite color, turquoise/aqua and almost used those around this but really love the idea of food fabrics surrounding the busy kitchen.
|little pink toaster!|
|mason jars because I grew up watching mother can vegetables|
|jello mold!! and aprons... and one must have coffee|
remember the Maxwell House ads "good to the last drop"?
I looked all around my supplies to find almost enough red rick rack to add...
quilted it with mostly cotton thread this time, making a frame around the motif with lots of starts and stops...
I researched vintage 50's fonts on dafont, and printed some out with the idea of putting words on the front
like this but it seems distracting .... what do you think??? I cut them out of two black fabrics
For now it's done... but I need to figure out how to put words on there...
to end today's post, I include another song of love, in honor of February I am sharing music I like and thoughts on love... lyrics "there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.... " along with all the rest, we love to sew, and create meaning and beauty.