Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TAST needlewoven picot

This is a new stitch to me.  Another one that I really like.  I love the dimensional stitches!  It is a bit fiddly but worth it.  I had a really hard time getting a decent image of my work.  This is a good as it gets. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

oh such talent!

Yesterday I spent the morning with three delightful students.  Davina, Patricia and Barb all created lovely pieces!  My photos really aren't doing the pieces justice.  Nevertheless they were all pleased with work!  I think as the teacher that is rewarding and means I did my job well.  I know when learning a new technique  you don't always produce something you really like.  Truthfully I think that is fine as it is learning the technique that is important. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

bead journal project for October

These are not typical of the colors that I like to use.  But oh my gosh!  The texture makes my heart sing!  In case you have forgot I am working all of my beading for this project on photos.  The photos are ones I took while on an outing with my photography club.  We went to an old auto wreckers.  What a glorious way to spend a morning!  I am looking forward to going again in a couple of weeks. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Work in progress Wednesday

I added the lace and pearl motif to this block.  I painted the lace first with my Inktense pencils.  Oh how I love my Inktense pencils!  I have all the colors available, no surprise to anyone that knows me.  I am a bit concerned that I could be working on this quilt forever.  I keep learning new things and want to implement them. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Take a stitch Tuesday

Sharon B. at http://pintangle.com/ shows how to do the buttonhole wheel cup stitch this week.  I have done the buttonhole wheel prior to this.  Adding the cup part was new to me.  I REALLY like the look of this stitch.  Well, at least the single cup.  I am not terribly fond of one on the far right.  I added two rows for the cup.  It looks a bit messy to me.  But that is probably my fault, I probably should stitched a little tighter.

Monday, October 22, 2012

wire crochet

A fun diversion for me.  I did some wire crochet with beads to create this bracelet.  It worked up pretty quickly and I really like it.  I believe I will do some more!

Friday, October 19, 2012

embedded fibres

Next Saturday the 27th I am teaching a class on embedded fibres.  This is the sample I have produced.  It looks a bit dark in this image.  I am really excited about this class!  This technique has a lot of potential.  There is still some space if anyone is interested in taking the workshop.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday

The Italian knotted border stitch is the stitch Sharon B at http://pintangle.com is featuring this stitch this week.  I have not done this stitch prior to this.  I am grateful that it is a stitch that I can comprehend.  The last couple of stitches in this series just looked too complicated to me so I didn't even bother trying them. I have no desire to overwhelmed by an embroidery stitch.  That may sound like I do want to learn and improve in my stitching but that is not what I intend.  I love learning new things.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

the last page

I used a pre-made tag and added some lace as well as silk chiffon.  The colors all went perfectly together!  I had a lot of fun making this book.  I definitely plan to make another fabric/paper book.  Maybe not quite so many pages in the next one though.  This book is super thick!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

almost done

The left page is rather simple, a lace doily and a key.  The right page was created with the treasures I found in Paris last year.  The fabric and wooden fairy heart I found the last day I was there.  The shop was a delight to find.  My loving husband sat outside patiently waiting on a bench while I shopped to my heart's content.  Such a lovely memory!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I added the braided ribbon around the image of the girl.  I haven't stitched down the lace flowers yet.  I just pinned them on to see if I had the placement right.  It is not quite right so I will play with that a bit before stitching.
Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ is hosting this work in progress Wednesday.  I really appreciate it as it is definitely helping me to make progress.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

pretty pages

The top photo is a page that I created based on  the thought of heart strings.  I have seen some jewelry made in a similar way.  I felt a strong need to make some but I would never wear jewelry like that.  So a book page was born.

The bottom photo is a collage that contains three beautiful buttons.  My dear sister sent them to me!  They work perfectly with this book. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

more book pages

The page on the left features an envelope given to me.  It was lovingly made to commemorate a special gift.  A lovely friend, Betty, made me a warm and cuddly shawl.  I treasure it and use it often.  I feel covered in love when I snuggle up with the hand knit shawl.  What a treasure!  Well, if the shawl wasn't enough Betty's cousin made the envelope which contained a note about the shawl.  Of course, I had to put the envelope some place special!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

the next pages

Flowers and lace, does it get any better than that?  I can hardly believe what a fru fru girl I have become.  Fun!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Back to my book

It has been a while since I posted some pictures from the book I have been making.  On the left side I created a small crazy quilt to put into the book!  Kind of fun!  On the right side some dimensional flowers and music fabric as well some lace were glued into the book.  I showed the book to Mom and she raved about it.  She called me a genius!  I love it!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I added some beads to this block.  I am not sure what to do next so I might set this block aside for a bit and work on a different one for my fruit quilt. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

September bead journal project

Just a tad late on this one.  Still it is finished and that is what counts.  I am not super thrilled with this one.