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Foiled Again!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

One of the nice things about doing a give away and asking for comments, is reading all the lovely things you all have to say. It has made for a pleasant couple of days! I had a rough night as the ADT alarm went off at 2 am. Sometimes the cell phone that it operates on gets a bad signal. We are awakened by the horrible sound that it makes – enough to give one a heart attack or at least a panic attack. We have to check to make sure that it was a false alarm and then either call ADT or wait for them to call us so that the police don’t show up. Needless to say, I couldn’t get back to sleep.

I am up against the big deadline to get the organ quilt finished. I have been cogitating on how best to portray the polished gold colored bottoms of the pipes where the sound is emitted. I have wanted to use some gold fabric with some foiling to act as a focal point for this piece. I have done a lot of foiling over the years, after taking a class from Jane Dunnewold. I have  had this huge container of foiling glue that is on its last legs. It is not working well for doing large areas.

I decided to use a gold organza for the effect that I want. I spread some glue, let it dry and attempted to foil.

It is not covering like it should and the glue is showing. I remembered that Jane says she now uses gel medium for foiling. So I am going to experiment with that tomorrow. If any one out there knows how to do this with gel medium, let me know.

I am obsessed with knitting the stocking for Paige. I was able to get her name done today. Tomorrow, I will start the blue snowflake motif.

Tomorrow night, I will do the random  drawing for the winner of the magazine.