Monday, July 24, 2017

I heart macro

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.  John Ruskin
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Funky little landscape

I have been doing a lot of teaching with seniors.  Mostly the projects were designed by someone else.  I was pretty happy to be contacted by a senior's facility to come and teach a fibre art class.  I know if I was living in a facility I would love to get to do some fibre art.  The class has to be fairly simple and we won't have sewing machines.  I think this funky little garden will work as it is put together with glue.  I can see loads of room for improvement but won't do it.  There is no point bringing in a sample that no one will be able to recreate in the limited time we will have.   Plus how exciting will it be for them if they can do a better job than the instructor!?
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Journal week #29

The challenge this week is chaos.  Yikes!  So not in my wheel house.  I have to admit I did not want to put a lot of effort into this journal page as I knew I wasn't going to like anything chaotic.  I made a color copy of a coloring page for the background.  I made a color copy of the butterfly that was covered in a mess of stitches and adhered it to the background.  The quote I used is 'I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.' by John Burroughs.  I enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone especially since I can tend to over simplify things but chaos is really not my friend.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

My Crazy Quilt Journal Project for July is pictured above.  These are the first four blocks I created for the project this year.  I have put them together and I am working on embellishing those seams.  I also added stitching to the white lace on the bottom right block.  It was too stark.  Adding the stitching really helped to knock it back.  I have been considering what to do where the four blocks come together in the center.  I am leaning towards adding ribbon embroidery there.  Something needs to happen to make these block feel all pulled together.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

I heart Macro

I find the rusting of metal magical.  How can so much beauty come from this deterioration?  Admittedly some won't see the beauty.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Slow Stitching Sunday

I am participating in the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design School's Summer of Love  Challenge.  It is my slow/stitch a day project for July.  Three skeins of floss were provided by DMC.  The colors spoke to me of fall and of course leaves!
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Something a little different

This is my bead journal for July.  I found this piece of driftwood last summer and had to bring it home.  I knew I wanted to wrap it in beads but I wasn't sure how I would use it.   I had a brainwave and now I know how and where I will use it.  I just need to wrap the last branch with beads.  The base/trunk will be wrapped with brown yarns and threads.  I then plan to attach it to an altered book. The inside of the book will be full of handmade leaves.
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