Friday, April 17, 2015

Colorful, co-ordinating layers

Sometimes I just have to make stuff.  Stuff that doesn't necessarily have a predetermined purpose.  The other day I got out some used dryer sheets, cheese cloth and white thread.  All of it screaming to have color added to it.  I wet it all thoroughly and layered it and then applied the ink.  Now I have a luscious stack of color and texture.  Added bonus it all co-ordinate perfectly.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have been adding some seam treatments to this.  I created the three blocks last year.  I have now put them together and where they are joined needs some decorating.  I am hoping I can get this completely finished before next month.  The St. Jacobs quilt show is coming and I need to have some fresh work to hang!
I am linking with
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Take a stitch

I am really enjoying being a member of the facebook group Joyful Embellishments.  Five days a week Valerie posts a seam treatment.  I can't foresee being able to do all of them but one a week is possible.  We are working with the cretan stitch for April.  The repetition is definitely helping to sink it into my brain.

Monday, April 13, 2015

I heart Macro

Life is better when I can take sometime to slow down and enjoy the flowers.  The curve of a petal, the intense color bring joy to my heart.   I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/
and
http://macromonday2.blogspot.ca/
and
http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.ca/

Friday, April 10, 2015

Silk on silk

I am having fun adding some simple running stitches to this piece.  It is hand painted silk and I am using silk threads to stitch.  It feels really good!  There is lots more stitching to do.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am pleased with the progress I have made on my bead journal so far this month.  I have been busy revamping my studio space but still have found time to stitch.    I am going for a fall theme with this piece.
I am linking with
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My version of Take a stitch Tuesday

I joined a Facebook group called Joyful Embellishments  https://www.facebook.com/groups/335708879954649/?fref=nf
Valerie Bothell posts a seam treatment each day!  For the month of April she is concentrating on the cretan stitch.  I know I have done it before but I had to look up instructions for it as I didn't remember how to do it.  http://embroidery.about.com/od/Embroidery-Stitches/ss/Cretan-Stitch.htm
I used my new Valdani  cotton threads.  I am adding the stitches to my April CQ block.  Again, I am finding the patterned fabric a bit much but I will keep at it.