So the short of it is I'm almost done with the class I'm taking and I'm excited to say I am finally 2 weeks before my last class working the way and what I wanted to work on in the first place.
Below is my test print and a very thin silk cotton blend.  I hope to turn a piece of this into a top before I leave for BCN on May 11... wish me luck... lots of things to work on limited amounts of time.

Print based on some Japanese textiles I found in the image library at the  public library during some image digging.