Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

My landscape is progressing.  I have mostly worked on the lower third of the piece.  I added lace and bead, silk ribbon and bullion stitch.  I only have a vague idea as to what I want to do with with the rest of the piece. I am confident it will all come together though.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Take a Stitch Tuesday


This is the Rice stitch which I understand is a canvas stitch.  Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ shows the different variations of this stitch and recommends using waste canvas when stitching onto a crazy quilt/regular fabric.  Okay, so I am always the rebel and just went straight to stitching onto my fabric without using the waste canvas.  I honestly don't care if my stitches are perfect.  I like the irregularity as it has a more organic feel to me.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I am still doing some crocheting

I have been working on away on this freeform crochet scarf/shawl.  It keeps growing.  I am having a lot of making it and exploring different stitches.  I always like learning new things.  I can imagine that it is going to keep me warm and snuggly next winter.  Not that I am anxious for that!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bead Journal for April


It turned out alright.  Not my favorite though.  I was trying to break out of my box of using analogous colors.   I like to break out of my boxes and learn new things however I am not always pleased with the results.  That's okay, all is not lost.  I learned something.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Work in progress Wednesday

This is my crazy quilt project for April.  It is a bit different as I collaged the fabric in an offbeat way.  I wasn't exactly sure where I was going with it until just now.  Seeing it in a photo can make all the difference.  Now I see a landscape and I am excited go down that track.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/.
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday


Beaded Looped Cretan stitch was shown by Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ last week.  It is an interesting stitch.  I have added it to my crazy quilt, top picture, and my bead journal project for April.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Still thinking about water

Actually, water is a running theme in my work.  I only just realized that!  duh!  Anyway, I sat at my needle felting machine last week and joyously created this piece.  I haven't decided if it is finished or not.  I am leaning towards adding some beads though.  The background is a sweater I cut up.  I found it at a thrift store already preshrunk.  I love the texture and the metallic thread running through it.   Yes, the more I look at the more I think it needs something more.  Possibly some hand stitching as well as the beads.