With my Metal Arts class this semester, I have a good reason to engage in some shopping therapy- all in the name of education!! Today, I visited a lapidary store and picked up a flex shaft set to use on my metal homework. A flex shaft is basically like a Dremel tool, only on steroids. It has a foot control like a sewing machine too.
I also bought a sheet of 24 gauge silver and this terrific book:
Never thought I would get so excited about buying sheets of metal. I will eventually turn the silver into jewelry…well eventually. I’m still learning all the tools and techniques right now. I’ll show you more homework one of these days.
DD Amy, the artist, needed a mom taxi to the doctor today, so I was a nice mum and drove her about. Thank god for cell phones, I could drop her off, then run across the street to the quilt store and visit with friends there before receiving the phone call to come pick her up. This is the way the world should work, I’ve decided.
Tomorrow, I have got to work on the bargello quilt, I still need to finalize my quilting plan. It seems I get side tracked by real life. Hugs, Carla
I have had my wordpower for the day….had to look up lapidary. I look forward to seeing the creations in your metal class.
You liked the book i shared with you I see.. HA… it doesn’t sound like you are going to make it this way this week.. Busy busy!
Gene installed a storm door on my shop today to keep those pesky fall flies out… I should have my big torch by thursday…
Lets get together next week, Faith. I’ll have finished the quilt and so I won’t be as stressed. Did you see I plunked down the $$ for a nice flexshaft?? LOL! Hugs, Carla
PS: My metal arts book collection is now about 10 and growing! How many do you have?