If I could put time in a bottle . .

At last, I have been able to find a few hours to work on Ms. Lantana.  You might notice a distinctive line in this photo.  That is because I have sewn the top left section, but the lower section is only partially sewn together.  It seems that I am having a bit of an issue with my drawing/pattern for the full bloom in the section on the right.  When I made my original pattern, it was, if you might recall, quite a bit smaller than the finished piece.  Thus, as I began to cut my fabric from the enlarged pattern, I also began some redrawing. Note to self:  I must learn to perfect the pattern before embarking on a piece of this complexity. It seems that this has resulted in quite a bit of confusion for me.  I seem to enjoy torturing myself by making things more difficult than they should be.  But then, as I always say, I do love a good challenge.  Or is it a case of putting the donkey behind the cart?  Sigmund would have a field day with me, huh?
Oh, and there is another reason that I had not been paying attention to Ms. Lantana.  I was in a panic.  It seems that I was running very low on my hand dyed orange, yellow and green fabrics.  That resulted in having to clean up the space in my garage and reassemble my dyeing studio.  Now that I have my freshly dyed fabrics to work into the mix, I am back with a vengeance, for a day or two at least.

OH! to be able to spend 12 uninterrupted hours a day, 6 days a week in my studio.
C'est la vie.  

moving along