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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Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal,
Diplomat Aero with Robert Oster Whisper Red ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Montblanc Oyster Grey ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.
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Gorgeous stuff, Katie! For a minute, I thought your fingers were bleeding…..no, red ink!! Whew!!
No, Mitchell would not let me actually work my fingers to the bone!
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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!