Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Take a Stitch Tuesday

I stitched the Feathered Chain stitch in this funky green thread and added some french knots in blue perle cotton.  I have attached a photo of the green thread and it says Mez Matt-Stickgarn 3.  I found this thread at a thrift store.  I have never seen it before this.  Does anyone know anything about it?

Thanks to Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/2016/09/27/tast-stitch-57/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pintanglecom+%28pintangle.com%29  for the instructions.  It is always good to have an excuse to stitch.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jumping ahead

I have done some stencilling with Gelatos on black fabric.  The metallic Gelatos really stand out on the black.  I am planning to use this as a base for my October bead journal project.  I have not finished my Sept. bead journal but should manage to get it finished by the end of September.

Originally I thought I would stencil the design four times thus creating a circle.  I think it would look terrific but I am concerned that I wouldn't be able to get all of the beading done in a month.  Yet, if I only bead certain parts it would be achievable.

I am linking with

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Journal Prompt #38

'Let her sleep because when she wakes she will move mountains.'  What a great quote!  It grabs me because I am one that needs a lot of sleep.  I used to be concerned that saying that would make me sound lazy.  I no longer have that concern.  I know that my busy and creative mind needs more sleep the average bear.  So what.  And the moving  mountains bit, well, I know that I can move mountains and I can see myself doing  more of that!

This page of my journal seems exactly right for this quote.  The right hand page has marbling on it that look like mountains to me so I just left that page as is.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

My animal print fabric book has definitely been a challenge.  I have learned much from it.  This page spread was looking like a hot mess but I wasn't willing to give up on it.  Admittedly I thought about completely covering it with another piece of fabric until I decided to try one more thing.  I used some watered down acrylic ink in a spray bottle and sprayed the whole page.  What did I have to lose?  Nothing, and I like the page a whole lot more now.  Certainly it could be better but I am willing to take the lessons and move on.
I am linking with

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Here is my beaded Lock Stitch.  A bit wobbly and looks nothing like Sharon's nice neat sample.  Her instruction can be found at http://pintangle.com/2016/09/20/tast-stitch-56/  I am glad I tried the stitch, it can only improve with practice.

Monday, September 19, 2016

I heart Macro

I am not a detail oriented person.  So, maybe it is a little odd that I love the detail of macro photography.  Well, possibly it is not the detail so much as the color and texture of macro photography.  Bright, vivid color, and interesting texture, oh yeah!  That grabs me.
I am linking with