Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is my first attempt at the Interlaced Up and down buttonhole.  I wasn't particularly successful with it.  The substrate I worked on was miserable to use.  It is an interesting stitch and I definitely want to try it again.  My thanks to Sharon B at    http://pintangle.com/  for the instructions.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I heart Macro

I love pansies!  Since I was a small child they have been my favorite flower.  I think this is a pretty cool shot.  I am linking with http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/ again this week.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bead Journal project for August

I had this piece done weeks ago but misplaced it and only just found it.  It has been a blur of a month and I don't remember the name of the stitch that I learned on this piece.  I am pleased with the way it turned out though!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

Last year a guild member challenged us to create something from a piece of silk she provided.  The color didn't suit me so I added some paint to make it more me.  That is as far as I got on the challenge.  The piece of silk hung around my studio for ages waiting for further inspiration.  Finally this summer an idea struck me.  I cut some of my gelli prints into circles and adhered them to the silk.  I have added loads of random embroidery to it.  It still needs more though.  More color!
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is my alternating up and down buttonhole stitch, the beaded version.  I used Kreinik Very Fine Braid and crystal beads.  I think it works well on this seam.
I am linking with Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/

I try to not post too many personal details on my blog but I feel I should explain my week long absence from posting.  My Mom passed on last week.  I am grateful my sister was able to be here so we could share some laughter and tears together.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

I used Glisten Gloss Sundance thread to stitch this.  It was absolutely miserable to pull through the fabric.  However, I persisted and got it done.  I do like the way it looks so I guess it was worth it.
I am linking with http://pintangle.com/2014/08/19/take-a-stitch-tuesday-126-and-127/

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I heart Macro

Don't you just love the colors!  This is a glass gazing ball.  The abstract quality of the photo  is what I enjoy. 
I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/