No Time

For 2-3 weeks I have been wearing my fingers to the bone hand-stitching on a project for our actual business.  These are pillows to go with two French Louis XIV Settees, and a longer French Empire Sofa, both from the 18th Century.

So at the end of the day, little sketching was completed… I’ve been soaking my hands in Epsom salt water!

I have a lovely new ink from Robert Oster, Whisper Red.  Paler than other reds, and it is now in my Red Diplomat Aero, the first change since Fire Engine went into it.  I would call it a very dark pinky red, and it is the first Robert Oster ink I would consider dry.  My Aero is not a gusher, so it will probably end up in a wetter pen.

I won some washi tapes from Esterbrook, and they arrived, right.  They are very masculine, which would be nice for guys as you don’t see many masculine tapes.  I will have fun with them and may do a giveaway of all four just for fun.

And our biggest treat, our pot of gold at the end of long days, is that we are ordering take-out again.  Yummy takeout, cooked by Long Garden… It has been a year since we ordered takeout!!

What I’ve been working my fingers to the bone sewing:

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to No Time

  1. lois says:

    Gorgeous stuff, Katie! For a minute, I thought your fingers were bleeding…, red ink!! Whew!!


  2. ericmtl2021 says:

    Amazing pillow work! So pretty… I would not be able to binge-watch anything while crushing these beauties on my couch. They are meant to be admired. You deserve the best week-end! Rest and enjoy life!


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