Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lunch and a Messy Paint Day

There is a group of us that get together once a month for lunch, it was my turn to host last week. We did a quick sale bar for lunch and then headed out to Studio B to play. We did a messy painted canvas, I'd seen it on Pinterest and I think a blog or two and thought it would be a fun project for this group. The rest of the group has little or no dyeing and painting experience which made it even more fun. We started with a piece of cotton duck, six colors of pastel paint (one for each of us) and kept moving around the table covering the fabric with paint.

Then we used darker colors and some found objects to add a layer of images.

 Some foam stamps also got added in.
Then the photographer forgot to take pictures of the next steps. We added some images stamped in black and the everyone used some colored fabric pens to do some drawing.
Then the fabric was ripped into six pieces and here is the happy crew with their handiwork.From left to right Adele, Jeanette, Esther(I only got the top of her head),Donna and Barbara, my piece is on the table.

Next month we are each supposed to bring something we've made from our piece of fabric.

Hubby has been through his first chemo treatment and so far the only adverse effect is that he is very sleepy. But then I am too and I didn't get a treatment - it was a long day.

2019 Weekly Leak #34
SolarFast on vintage cotton damask

2019 Daily Stitching #3 days 50-56 and it is done!

Now to get the next one ready.

SAQA's 100 days of Creativity days 47-53, over half way.

Here are the first 50 all lined up.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"


  1. Your messy paint day looks like so much fun! Now you have me itching to invite over some friends to do the same!

  2. Totally in love with those bluey/aqua blocks! Wow, that piece will be a beauty. Meanwhile what a fun and creative day with friends. Looks wonderful.

  3. I just LOVE the way you finished up your circular stitching project. That center really gives the piece focus and balance. Well done!

  4. I agree that your green piece finished up beautifully. Your center was just perfect. What can you do next? I'm sure you will come up with something brilliant.
    Your paint day looks like so much fun. I wish I had a space to do it.

  5. What a great group activity…..thank you for sharing…..
    My thoughts are with you and your husband!

  6. A good feeling to finish one project and start on something new. Best wishes on the upcoming medical visits.

  7. Looks like a great group, and fun activity. Beautiful stitching as always!

  8. The green piece is wonderful! It seemed to go very quickly (to me!)
    What a fabulous class! I love that everyone got to play together and that they each end up with a piece of the community effort!