Monday, July 7, 2008
Stained Glass Update
This photo celebrates the 20th week in the stained glass saga. Keith is easily 75% finished with the piecing; all he has to do now is find appropriate glass for the dirt path and experiment with glass fusing on the red roses. His piece of column glass arrived today so he can now finish the column on the left behind the roses.
Keith is now aiming for a September 1 finish date. He still has a good deal of soldering to do on this, the back side, plus he will have to *very carefully* turn the entire window over to solder around every single piece on the entire front side. Our previous estimates were off a bit; it now looks like Keith's original estimate of 1200-1300 pieces will be accurate after all.
He's out in his shop now, foiling pieces of the mid-ground beside the lake. We really like the depth that the design has developed since placing the hills and other mid-ground pieces. It looks as though one could simply step off the stones onto the dirt path and meander down to the lake, doesn't it?