Well, I haven't blogged much lately, but I have been doing things down in the studio. The blue sashiko quilted purse lies on top of a fulled wool sashiko quilted sample that I think will become a clutch type purse too. You can hardly see the stitching both in the pic and in person, unless you are right up close. It is a subtle varigated silk thread in shades of gold... quite a departure from the traditional blue and white, while still stitched traditionally. I have been working up samples for a painted cloth class I will be teaching in July, and the book uses some of the cloth. It is a work in progress, but it showcases Lutradur as the pages; they have been colored with acrylic paints and the cover has been stamped with JonesTones glue and foiled. The fabric started out in a mottled purple and I added stamps and sponged color to it. I really like it. I will be teaching this weekend, so won't get much time to play with paints. Love teaching though. I gave a talk today to the local EGA chapter, and it went really well. I was asked to do a workshop on the techniques I showed! I am happy!