New Project Progress

Last weekend was a good one - I not only found a "new" stained glass resource (to me, of course), but I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival on the MOST gorgeous day!

Watching my favorite part of the Sheep and Wool Festival, the herding dog demonstrations!

Watching my favorite part of the Sheep and Wool Festival, the herding dog demonstrations!

I could watch those dogs herd all day...

I could watch those dogs herd all day...

The glass store I "found" not only is a huge warehouse/library of glass, but it's within an hour of my house - I'm never buying online and paying for shipping again!!!!

A small peek at their Kokomo glass section....

A small peek at their Kokomo glass section....

Large format Spectrum Glass heaven!!!

Large format Spectrum Glass heaven!!!

My glass haul

My glass haul

So finally, with final dimensions in hand and pattern printed and cut, I got down to the basement this weekend and started to cut glass for the Clematis window!  I learned a new (to me) technique today, allowing me to cut many compound curves out of a single sheet of glass, so I can have a consistent "swirl flow" for the background of the piece!  This took a little trial and error, but I am so excited to be able to have a background that flows through the design. I won't be able to see the fruits of this effort until the piece is finished, soldered and hanging with light behind it...

Can't wait to start cutting the red glass for the flowers!