By golly we are going to freeze to death by Tuesday. We have not seen a temperature in the 70's for a couple of months. Will be a welcome relief. I saw on the news today that being inside in a cool environment can raise your blood pressure. Hum...
I continue to work on my rooster. It is going much faster than I thought it would. Or maybe I'm just spending too much time working on it. This was yesterday morning.
This was yesterday evening. The neck and wings were not permanent, still moving pieces around. And cutting out more that I thought I wanted or needed. Looks kind of funny without his tail. But you can see the outline of it.
This is now the only part not secure is the tail, thinking on it for a while. As you can see it is much different color wise from the original pattern. I prefer the oranges and yellow to the pinks.
Original pattern and colors - as you can see I really changed the colors.
A closer look at the tail. I was going through my "stash" and discovered I had a couple of pieces of material with beautiful feather designs on them. Perfect.
I haven't decided what I am going to do for the background. Either buy a piece of fabric that looks like it will go with the rooster. Then cut the rooster out and place it on the fabric. OR - do a collage background like the pattern. Then I'll have to decide if it needs a border then get the backing and finish it. No idea what I'll do with it once it is finished. It is pretty big. And will be bigger when it is finished.
Talking with one of our daughters-in-law about her daughter who lives in Hawaii. She lives on the base near Pearl Harbor, her husband is in Japan and she is home with the two kids. Their home is about 5 miles from the ocean. She says she is preparing for the worst. Stocking up and clearing out a middle of the house closet.
As I write this the guy is here on the roof of the garage replacing the ventilation fan we lost during one of the wind storms. Surprised on how much it is costing - in labor and roof repair around it.