Wednesday, I marked out the grid-work and then stitched it with a sewing machine. This part is always nerve racking for me due to the cumbersome feeling of working with paper. I don’t want strange creases or folds occurring so I have to be careful how I handle it. It really doesn’t drape like fabric. The stitching eventually helps stabilize but also creates instability by punching holes through the work. Kind of like tearing postage stamps off a roll or sheet. Since this is the third one I’ve created, I know what to expect and how to handle it. Now it’s time to burn!
It looks like I’ll be able to finish this piece by the first week of July(if nothing goes wrong)! Our house guests have canceled. 😦 Poor Dave, he was so looking forward to seeing his favorite aunt and cousin. C’est la vie!