Friday, December 9, 2016

Added Color

My leaf rubbings have been updated with some color.  I used Inktense pencils.  Oh man, do I love them!  I am much happier now that they have some vibrant color.  I am considering sewing them into a block and donating it.  Next year Canada will be 150 years old and a large quilt is being created to commemorate that.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Week 49 Journal challenge

And suddenly you just know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.  I enjoy starting something new.  Possibilities seem endless when you are starting something new.  Sticking with something when the newness has worn off isn't quite as much fun.  Over the years I have learned to persist and stick with it.  There is a certain pleasure in seeing a job finished.  I have definitely become better at finishing and also not starting something new when it is likely I won't be able to finish it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is the start of my six inch guild challenge piece.  Clearly the colors for this month are red and yellow.  I created the little heart with two pieces of plastic and some stars, glitter, crayon sandwiched between and then ironed to melt it all together.  It is fun and textural.  I added some silk sari yarn couched down around the edge.  More stitching is needed.  Not sure if I will have time or not.  It really is too plain without some added embroidery though.  I will have to find the time.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Take a Stitch Tuesday

The Raised Cup stitch is just so cool.  I love the way it looks.  I have repeated it a number of times in the above two photos.  I also tried doing it with gold beads, top photo.  Will definitely be doing more of this stitch.  Thanks to Sharon B for the instructions.  I really appreciate being reminded of this stitch!

Monday, December 5, 2016

I heart Macro

A few weeks ago my sweet hubby gave me a bouquet of roses.  They have since died but I never got around to composting them.  There is something to be said for being a not so great housekeeper because a spider built a web on this rose. I thought it would make a cool photograph.   I spritzed it with a bit of water and it is even more interesting.
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Friday, December 2, 2016


The leaves are pretty much all gone now.  The landscape is grey and bleak.  So is my mood today, a rarity for me.  I am mostly an upbeat person.  The frustrations of the week have gotten to me.  blah!  My leaf rubbings pictured above have helped to add a bit of color to my life.  MUCH more color is needed for the leaves to really sing.  I haven't quite decided how to do that.  It needs to be easy and fun though!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Journal Page #48

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.  Great quote.  I enjoy helping when I can.  I love when I feel I have made a difference in someone's life.  My life seems so rich.  I have been volunteering at community center that caters to the homeless and needy.  Last week we did a found poetry journal page.  I had cut up old book pages into strips.  We sifted through the strips to find words that jumped out at us.  The bottom image is the journal page I created with my found poetry.  It was so fun to do this.  The participants asked me to bring it back again this week.