I finished with the machine appliqué! Yay! As you can see, I don't use monofilament nylon thread. Yes, it would disappear, but I HATE working with it! With a passion! So I used a light gray, and then went to work:
I pulled out my Inktense Pencils...
and my Textile Medium. I dip a pencil tip in a blog of the Textile Medium and carefully color over thread where I need to so it disappears. A bit tedious, but it didn't take as long as you might think.
He's almost 4 months old now and is (thankfully!) getting a bit easier. I've taught him to do his business in a natural, pine straw covered area of our backyard. Our grass (and hubby) is happy about that. I'm now working on teaching him to walk on a loose leash. So far, so good. He started losing baby teeth this week - yay, teething will be over soon!
Today he had his last puppy shots at the vet and he got a microchip. Two months until he has his surgery to be neutered.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.