Saturday, December 20, 2014

Another snowflake to share

I have so much fun creating these snowflakes!  I also have a number of ideas for ways I want to use them in my art.  I am hoping that one of my ideas comes together in time for an upcoming show.  Please feel free to use this snowflake.  I would love to see what you do with it!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It is snowflake time!

I have so much fun creating these snowflakes with Kaleidoscope Kreator.  I am glad to share them with you.  Please feel free to download and use for your art.  Just share where you got it from!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday


Yesterday was the Grand Guild of Fibre Artists meeting.  I decided to bring my fibre book for show and tell.  I was very pleased with the favorable comments even though the book is very much in progress.  The comments spurred me into action.  I really enjoyed working on more pages and feel pleased with my progress.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

I am linking with Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ for the Take a stitch Tuesday challenge.  Even though Sharon isn't posting new stitches in December she is opening up a post so that we can leave a comment.  I have worked the Beaded buttonhole stitch on this piece.  It is interesting in that you can use numerous different beads with this stitch.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I heart Macro

There is something quite peaceful about this image.  The gentle curve of the petal is compelling as well as restful to me. 
I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/
and
http://macromonday2.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York City shopping finds

I used Paula Nadelstern's web site to help me decide where to shop.
http://www.paulanadelstern.com/fabric/guides/index.php  It is a great place to start.

I mostly stayed with a color theme for shopping.  They are my favorite colors.  I probably already have way too much of these colors in my stash but oh well.  It makes me happy!  I figure I can do a project with these purchases and it will always remind me of the wonderful trip.

The four pieces of fabric I bought at B&J on 7th.  They are silk chiffon and silk organza.  Oh how I love silk!  It was a nice store, helpful staff.

The silk ribbons in the upper left corner are from Mood.  Yes, I got to see Swatch the dog.  Again helpful staff.  It is a busy store and well worth going there.  The prices on the silk ribbons were good.

Just below the silk ribbons are some trims that I bought at Daytona Braids and Trimmings on 39th.  It is a small store that is jam packed with treasures.  The trims are sparkly which doesn't show up in the photo.

I purchased two packages of embroidery ribbon from Mokuba.  The store is loaded with gorgeous ribbon.  There are no prices on anything though.  Their pricing system is absolutely antiquated!  Kind of annoying.  This store carries more than the Queen Street store in Toronto but because nothing actually has a price on it I found it unpleasant.  I don't like having to ask for the price of things.

The buttons I found at Hobby Lobby.  They were having a half price sale and I couldn't resist.

My trip was wonderful and I can't wait to use my new things!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

It is increasingly difficult to have work in progress at this time of year.  However I did manage to get a bit done.  These are three crazy quilt blocks from my projects this year.  I got them stitched together and one of the seams decorated.  I can see where some improvements can be made.  Not sure when that will get done though.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/2014/12/10/work-in-progress-wednesday-59/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/