Friday, March 29, 2013

thrifty finds

I honestly wonder how people can part with these lovely napkins and place mats.  I am grateful that I find them and will put them to good use.  I do have quite the stock pile right now.  I better get stitching!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

work in progress a day late

Honestly, the weeks are flying by!  I didn't make much progress on this block this past week.  I added the silk ribbon roses.  They are so pretty and work well with the block.  Reporting in on my progress really does help.  Even if it wasn't a lot of progress!  Thanks to Sharon B at http://pintangle.com for helping to keep me on track!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Take a stitch Tuesday

The Breton stitch is new to me.  Since it is based on the herringbone stitch, which is not new to me it was easy to learn.  I used ribbon floss to create the stitch.  Its okay, but a bit tough to keep the stitches looking neat.  It is slippery stuff!
Thanks to Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ for the stitching lessons.

Monday, March 25, 2013

update on workshop schedule


There is no class this coming weekend.  I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful Easter with their families and friends! 
         There has been a slight change made to the class on April 6.  I am combining my Japanese paper class                with the needlefelting paper class.  It should be loads of fun!

March 30
no class

April 6 
So much fun can be had with Japanese paper.  We will be creating beautiful texture.  For those of you who love to stitch you will be amazed at how fabric like this paper can be!
Let's get out our needle felting tools again.  You will be pleasantly surprised to see how you can incorporate paper into your fabric art.  Yummy layers will be happening!

13
We will be exploring a number of different mediums to create texture on fabric and paper.  The possibilities are limitless! This class will help you learn how to use a number of different products.


20
Not just for the Kitchen
Coffee filters, wax paper and foil paper oh my!  You will be delighted to see how these humble materials can be incorporated into your art.

27
no class



All workshops are in my home
34 Rose St., Kitchener
Cost is $20.00 and all supplies are included unless stated otherwise.
Bring an apron or wear clothes that you don’t particularly care about ruining.  We are often working with acrylic paints and mediums.  They do not wash out of fabric.  Also, bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.  I do not do handouts.
Wear a tiara, fun hat, feather boa or anything else that celebrates being a fun woman.  Chocolate is always given to encourage being a wild, wacky, wonderful woman!
I have two very friendly golden retrievers.  They will be very excited to greet you but they will then settle down.  If you are frightened or have problems with dogs please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements for the dogs to be else where.
In my workshops it is my intention to explore, create, play and have fun.  All skill levels are welcome. To register send me an email  (angela@golden.net) with the date that you wish to attend.  Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think would be interested.  If you do not wish to receive my workshop information just let me know and I will remove you from the list.  I am available to do private workshops for four or more people.
I hope to see you soon!
Angela

Friday, March 22, 2013

oh lacy bliss

Check out the treasure trove I scored!  Some awesome vintages laces!  I got this bagful of delights for two dollars!!  I doubt the butterfly trims are vintage but that doesn't matter as I love butterflies.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

work in progress a day late

Lace, trims and stitching were added to the block this past week.  It feels good to be almost finished this block for March.  I think it just needs some beads now.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tomorrow is spring!

We are getting a fair amount of snow right now  :(   This piece I call February Dreaming.  Usually around February or March I am tired of winter and long for color.  Even though they are snowflakes they are bright and cheery.  Honestly though I don't want to see any more snow!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Japanese paper workshop


March 23
So much fun can be had with Japanese paper.  We will be creating beautiful texture.  For those of you who love to stitch you will be amazed at how fabric like this paper can be!


March 30
no class

April 6
Let's get out our needle felting tools again.  You will be pleasantly surprised to see how you can incorporate paper into your fabric art.  Yummy layers will be happening!

13
We will be exploring a number of different mediums to create texture on fabric and paper.  The possibilities are limitless! This class will help you learn how to use a number of different products.


20
Not just for the Kitchen
Coffee filters, wax paper and foil paper oh my!  You will be delighted to see how these humble materials can be incorporated into your art.

27
no class



All workshops are in my home
34 Rose St., Kitchener
Cost is $20.00 and all supplies are included unless stated otherwise.
Bring an apron or wear clothes that you don’t particularly care about ruining.  We are often working with acrylic paints and mediums.  They do not wash out of fabric.  Also, bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.  I do not do handouts.
Wear a tiara, fun hat, feather boa or anything else that celebrates being a fun woman.  Chocolate is always given to encourage being a wild, wacky, wonderful woman!
I have two very friendly golden retrievers.  They will be very excited to greet you but they will then settle down.  If you are frightened or have problems with dogs please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements for the dogs to be else where.
In my workshops it is my intention to explore, create, play and have fun.  All skill levels are welcome. To register send me an email  (angela@golden.net) with the date that you wish to attend.  Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think would be interested.  If you do not wish to receive my workshop information just let me know and I will remove you from the list.  I am available to do private workshops for four or more people.
I hope to see you soon!
Angela

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thrift store finds

This is some of the beautiful bounty I have found at thrift stores in the last while.  The table cloth in the upper left is the same design as the one my Mom used on our table for special dinners.  It is not the same size and in way better repair.  My Mom's I have actually cut up and used in a crazy quilt.  It was in pretty tough shape.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday


Not a lot of progress was made this past week.  A stupid dental issue caused me to be less than productive. I did manage to add the pink lace in the top photo.  On a different block I added some lazy daisy stitches to the herringbone stitches.  At least it was a little something.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Take a Stitch Tuesday woven detached chain

Yummy!  I love this stitch!  It really does make an excellent leaf.  It is new to me but the weaving was familiar as we have done other stitches with weaving in the last year.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Shiva paintstick workshop


March 16
Playing with Paintsticks
It will come as no surprise to those that know me that I have the full set of metallic colors of Shiva paintsticks.  Paintsticks are very versatile and work on paper and fabric.  We will be exploring a number of ways to make marks with these glistening treasures!

March 23
So much fun can be had with Japanese paper.  We will be creating beautiful texture.  For those of you who love to stitch you will be amazed at how fabric like this paper can be!


March 30
no class

April 6
Let's get out our needle felting tools again.  You will be pleasantly surprised to see how you can incorporate paper into your fabric art.  Yummy layers will be happening!

13
We will be exploring a number of different mediums to create texture on fabric and paper.  The possibilities are limitless! This class will help you learn how to use a number of different products.


20
Not just for the Kitchen
Coffee filters, wax paper and foil paper oh my!  You will be delighted to see how these humble materials can be incorporated into your art.

27
no class




All workshops are in my home

Cost is $20.00 and all supplies are included unless stated otherwise.
Bring an apron or wear clothes that you don’t particularly care about ruining.  We are often working with acrylic paints and mediums.  They do not wash out of fabric.  Also, bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.  I do not do handouts.
Wear a tiara, fun hat, feather boa or anything else that celebrates being a fun woman.  Chocolate is always given to encourage being a wild, wacky, wonderful woman!
I have two very friendly golden retrievers.  They will be very excited to greet you but they will then settle down.  If you are frightened or have problems with dogs please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements for the dogs to be else where.
In my workshops it is my intention to explore, create, play and have fun.  All skill levels are welcome. To register send me an email  (angela@golden.net) with the date that you wish to attend.  Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think would be interested.  If you do not wish to receive my workshop information just let me know and I will remove you from the list.  I am available to do private workshops for four or more people.
I hope to see you soon!
Angela

Saturday, March 9, 2013

fun finds

Last weekend my sweet hubby and I managed to get away for a couple of days.  We popped over the border to the US so I had to stop at a Joanne's store.  Check out the pretty, delicate, sparkly fabric I found! Too fun!  It is always fun to find new things!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Work in Progress

Really not much to show this week.  I did add this doily to this crazy quilt block though.  These are so not my usual colors.  I hope I can learn to work in this color way!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Take a stitch Tuesday, sailor stitch

Another new stitch for me. I am such a novice!  I have been stitching for years but still have so much to learn!  I really like this stitch.  True to my nature I did it in a rather loose fashion.  I suppose I should try it again tightened up a bit.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Here is a list of my in studio workshops


March 9
Transfer prints
We will be making prints with transfer paints and transfer crayons.  This yields a number of prints plus the paper printing plate is useful after all the prints have been created.  We will be working with paper and fabric in the workshop.

March 16
Playing with Paintsticks
It will come as no surprise to those that know me that I have the full set of metallic colors of Shiva paintsticks.  Paintsticks are very versatile and work on paper and fabric.  We will be exploring a number of ways to make marks with these glistening treasures!

March 23
So much fun can be had with Japanese paper.  We will be creating beautiful texture.  For those of you who love to stitch you will be amazed at how fabric like this paper can be!


March 30
no class

April 6
Let's get out our needle felting tools again.  You will be pleasantly surprised to see how you can incorporate paper into your fabric art.  Yummy layers will be happening!

13
We will be exploring a number of different mediums to create texture on fabric and paper.  The possibilities are limitless! This class will help you learn how to use a number of different products.


20
Not just for the Kitchen
Coffee filters, wax paper and foil paper oh my!  You will be delighted to see how these humble materials can be incorporated into your art.

27
no class


Leave a comment or send an email to register.



All workshops are in my home
34 Rose St., Kitchener
Cost is $20.00 and all supplies are included unless stated otherwise.
Bring an apron or wear clothes that you don’t particularly care about ruining.  We are often working with acrylic paints and mediums.  They do not wash out of fabric.  Also, bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.  I do not do handouts.
Wear a tiara, fun hat, feather boa or anything else that celebrates being a fun woman.  Chocolate is always given to encourage being a wild, wacky, wonderful woman!
I have two very friendly golden retrievers.  They will be very excited to greet you but they will then settle down.  If you are frightened or have problems with dogs please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements for the dogs to be else where.
In my workshops it is my intention to explore, create, play and have fun.  All skill levels are welcome.