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Soggy Saturday

It has been a soggy, dark day here in Portland. I have to get used to it, but when it is dark and cold, I find it difficult to get up and go. We finally took Scooter for a walk in the rain. I spent most of the morning dorking around on my computer, trying to make a signature jpeg have a transparent background so that I can insert it in a newsletter with a gray background. There must be a way. I finally gave up.

I did some clean up in my studio so that I can get back to work on the organ piece. I also made two 3 x 3s so that I am up to date.

I decided that it was best to work out the filigree pattern that is distinctive on the organ. So I enlarged it and printed it on freezer paper. Now, I can iron it to fabric and cut it. I have a few more pieces that I need to do. I think that once I anchor the piece with these, I can move on to the pipes and the wood casing parts.

As a reminder, this is the crop that I made of the pipes.

Here is the othe 3 x 3. It is a weird one. I am having trouble getting through this month as I don’t really have a lot of fabric to choose from.

Hope you are having a great week-end and if you live on the other coast, I will be sending you some positive vibes for getting through the Frankenstorm.


2 Responses to “Soggy Saturday”

  1. Cathy says:

    Hi – I don’t know that you can make a .jpg with a transparent background, but I think you can with a .gif. (it’s been a while since I’ve had to think about it.) Or, if you know the formula for the grey background, you could make that the background color of your signature file – it might be kind of a hassle to switch back and forth between two files for regular emails and the newsletter. My other idea is to put a “frame” around your signature image, making it not matter as much what the background color is around your name. 🙂 I have been really enjoying your 3×3 project.

  2. Jeannie says:

    Dark and dreary indeed! C took a nap and then claimed he wanted something hot, gooey, and decadent for dinner. ??? So much for the stew I slaved over. LOL! Whenever I see the photos of the organ, my mind goes to the Disney movie Fantasia. I think it is the flutes I am confusing the pipes with, but wouldn’t that be a fun idea! Hope your Sunday is a little drier. xo