Sunday, July 27, 2014

I heart Macro

Even though this image would  not get good marks from judges I love it.  I think it makes a really cool abstract image.  I honestly don't really care what judges would say.  The older I get the more I find myself needing to break out of boxes and shoulds.
I am linking with http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/  I am hoping she opens up this weeks post soon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is my June CQ block.  I had set it aside as I just wasn't quite sure how to finish it.  I knew it needed a little something more but wasn't sure what.  Yesterday I learned a new stitch and decided it was just what this block needed.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

The chained bar is a very cool stitch!  I think it has a lot of potential.  It is certainly a lot easier to do than the last stitch I learned (really didn't learn it).  I am excited to try with some other threads and fibres.  Pictured above I added it to a seam on my CQ project from last year.   I don't have any other projects on the go that I could have added it to.  I hope I don't forget about it!
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I heart Macro

This image I shot with my phone.  I am quite pleased with the quality.  It is a back lit amaryllis.  I think it is kind of cool to see the veins of the petals.
I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

work in progress Wednesday

I am on a bit of a holiday this week so I am doing this post from my phone.   So cool.  I really didn't know I could do that.  
This is my cq block for July.   I have a lot done so far and look forward to getting it done on time.
I am linking with pintangle.com
And
needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com

Monday, July 14, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday a day early

This is a hot mess!   I feel pretty frustrated with it and just can't seem to wrap my brain around it.  I have to say that I don't like the look of this stitch to bother figuring out how to do it right.  This is supposed to be the Twisted Lattice Band stitch that Sharon B gives the instructions for  at http://pintangle.com/  I am not going to let it get to me.  I can take out the ugly weaving.  There are plenty of other stitches I can use I don't have to know how to do them all.  Onward.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

I heart Macro

I am participating in the Heart Macro blog at http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/
I think this is a fun image.  I like that the anthers are in focus and the rest of the flower isn't.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Work in Progress in Wednesday

This is my bead journal project for June.   I am really happy with the way it turned out.  I  have long wanted to do a piece that was totally encrusted.
I am linking with
\http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/#

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday


The double Herringbone instructions can be found at http://pintangle.com/  Sharon is so generous with her time and talents.  I love learning a new stitch from her weekly.
The top photo is my attempt at the double Herringbone.  I stitched the second part of the stitch rather close to the first Herringbone.  It doesn't look like Sharon's sample but I will call it a variation.  I am good at variations!  Since it didn't seem exactly right I thought why not explore a bit.  So I added a third set of Herringbone stitches thus making a triple rather than a double.  I quite like it.

Monday, July 7, 2014

I am so excited

I hit the mother load of specialty threads at the thrift store!  To top it of they were having a half price sale.  Pictured above are some of finds.  There were about 10-15 skeins in each package and the packages were marked down to $1.50!!!!  Wow!  This is going to keep me happily stitching for many years to come.  So fun!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I heart Macro

This is a macro of the same blue rose that I posted last week but it includes a lily petal as well.   I have so much fun  with my macro lens.  I am linking with Laura at http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have jumped into my July bead journal project and have it almost finished!  Usually it takes me a lot longer to get these pieces completed.  Well, it is isn't finished yet so I better not speak too soon.  This is 4x4 inches on a needle felted base.  I am pleased with the way it is progressing.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

The Woven Trellis stitch is in the upper left of this piece.  Sharon B at /http://pintangle.com/ gives the instructions for it.  I really like the woven stitches but I should know better than to do them on a needle felted base.  The fuzzies tend to get caught in the stitch.  I really want to do some more of this stitch on other pieces.