Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A quick note

I am having a wonderful time in New Zealand.  The warm weather feels so good!  I am not getting nearly as much stitching done as I thought I would.  However, we are doing a road trip today so I hope to do some stitching while in the car.  
Pop over to Sharon B's blog to read an interview that I did with her.  It was very interesting to me to see the work that she chose to feature.

Friday, February 17, 2017

My Crazy Quilt Block for February

I haven't got a lot done on this block yet.  I plan to do the hand stitching on the plane.  Plus we have a long layover in LA so I expect I can get a lot of stitching done then as well.  I hope I can sleep tonight!  New Zealand here we come!
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Journal Week #6

The quote this week is 'Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.'  Okay so it is the week with Valentines and she was going for romantic with this quote.  Again, I wasn't keen on this quote and decided on this one.  'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.'  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

My background was done with shaving foam marbling.  The foam wasn't very foamy so it didn't work great.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am working on a six inch block for the The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt  I suspect there will be many beautiful blocks submitted.  Mine is rather simple.  I plan to fill the leaf shape with stitching and beads.  I love my country and really want to be a part of this quilt project to honour Canada!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Take a Stitch Tuesday and A Year of Stitches

Top photo is my progress on stitching everyday.  I am loving it!

Bottom photo I added the Basque stitch to my butterfly.  Thanks to  Sharon B  for showing us this stitch!  Sharon is amazing!  I have learned so much from her!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

I heart Macro

I have a good and loving husband who buys me roses for Valentine's Day.  I am embarrassed to say that I wished for different flowers!  I was thinking roses aren't that interesting to photograph.  That is not my usual attitude and I did change it quickly.  I decided to try to think of a different  way to shoot a rose.  This isn't all that original but it is different for me.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

February Guild Challenge

A six inch block using blue and yellow was the challenge for February.  I used some fabric I painted/stamped myself.  Since I am never shy to use metallics I decided gold threads would act as my yellow for this challenge.  This isn't a block that makes me go WOW but I do like it.
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I used a variety of Kreinik gold threads for this.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Journal Week #5

The quote this week was "I am not fat. God gave me airbags because I am precious."  I know that humour was what they were going for with this quote.  I really like humour but this is not what I wanted for my journal.  I used the quote "I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me."  I printed that quote on top of a gelli print.  The print was not particularly successful but it makes a good background for a journal page.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

Likely this is the earliest I have ever completed a bead journal project.  I did push to get it done.  I like my little tree.  I had a lot of fun creating it and can see that it may become a series as I have so many more ideas.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Take a Stitch Tuesday and 1 Stitch a day

The Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole stitch is the stitch Sharon B shows us this week.  I have pictured mine from the first time I tried it.  This is a nice looking stitch and I need to remember to use it more often!
The top photo is from my stitch a day project.  It is early in the month so not a lot to see just yet.  I am having fun with it though!

Monday, February 6, 2017

I heart Macro

I am struggling to come up with words for this one.  It isn't a particularly great photo.  I just like it.  That is enough.
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Friday, February 3, 2017

February Bead Journal

I am making good progress on my bead journal for February.  I want to make sure I get it finished before I leave for my trip to New Zealand in two weeks.  I plan to take stitching with me but feel beads would not be ideal for traveling.  You might recognize this tree shape as I used it for my January guild challenge.  Rarely do I like to repeat something but I LOVE this tree shape!  I am considering repeating it a couple of more times actually.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Journal Week #4

See the light in others and treat them as if that is all that you see.  What a great idea!  I definitely try to do this but find it difficult to do with some people.  I printed this quote on top of a couple of layers.  The first layer was a gelli print.  The second layer was a print from a stencil.  I had used the stencil and there was still lots of juicy paint on it I stamped it onto the gelli print.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

My January CQ block is finished.  I am hoping that it looks good with the three other blocks that I will be doing next.  I definitely had fun with this one!
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Also, just want to mention that I have a piece in the Spring 2017 Crazy Quilt Quarterly.