For the machine embroidery I'm planning to do, I've rounded up different linen and textured fabrics as backgrounds. Many of these I had collected over the years, but a few are new. This particular pair of scissors is my favorite and I love all kinds of colored pencils - regular and watercolor. I'm a bit obsessed with Micron Pigma pens and have them in every size. They work beautifully on fabric for details and they are permanent and archival. I have at least twenty five of them - my favorite art indulgence!
Last of all, in this photo, a heavier weight (30m) Gutermann thread, which shows up well in thread line drawings. I'm still tinkering with my sewing machine tension and trying to find the smoothest line.
More colored pencils and pens! They've multiplied over the years and there are even more in drawers.
My trusty old Singer sewing machine, which has seen me through so many projects. Behind it are photos of my daughter and my ever-present fan. I'm basically hot all the time, and this little red fan gives a welcome breeze while I'm sewing.
I do have a much newer sewing machine, a Brother, which has remained in its box for a few years because I never learned to use it properly. I'm finally thinking about taking some lessons with it because it's such a waste to have it and not use it.
I'm happy to be back into blogging again and I hope to post more frequently. Meanwhile, I hope that everyone who reads this is enjoying a wonderful summer!