Sunday, December 31, 2017

Stitch a Day

I completely enjoyed participating in the stitch a day project this year.  I feel this project added to my productivity and skills.  I have many 6-inch blocks and need to incorporate them into one larger project.  Working in this size is quite good for me.  ]
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Last journal page of 2017

The prompt all month has been festive.  Again, this doesn't appear to be all that festive.  However, having a white Christmas is festive to me.  I know a lot of people don't like snow but I do like it at Christmas time.  I have no words on this journal page.  I just couldn't think of the right ones.  2017 was a good year.  I learned and grew as a person.  I had many lovely things happen and I am oh so grateful for it all.  I am truly blessed.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sinchie Guild Challenge

The colour for January is yellow.  I had to get a jump start on this as January is pretty busy for me.  It's an interesting sinchie but I am not sure if I love it.  I reserve the right to do a different one.  My mind is swirling with ideas.  I love that!
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Friday, December 22, 2017

Stitch a day

 It is interesting to look at my stitch a day projects this year.  I can foresee some of them coming together to make a bigger project.  Others won't fit in but may work into some other project.  Meanwhile, I completely enjoyed doing this stitching.  This is a project I would be keen to do again.   

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Journal week 51

It is fun for me to play with art journal pages.  I created layers and layers of snowflakes for this page.  What a beautiful holographic, metallic storm.  I am not sure that it truly fits the festive prompt.  So what.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

My bead journal for December is done.  I love this fru fru Christmas tree.  The proportions of the angel and the bead I used for the trunk are wrong but it adds to the charm.  At least it does for me.  I completely enjoyed creating this one.  I do not have a fru fru tree in my home.  Nor will I ever have as I love the handmade ornaments that my kids and friends have made.  Every year it is a special trip down memory lane pulling out those ornaments.  My tree is a mish mash of love, just the way I want it.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Summer of Love Challenge

SNAD is pleased to announce that our online gallery of Stitch-at-Home Summer of Love Challenge pieces is now online!   View the wonderful, colorful variety of all 157 submissions, from 20 countries, on our website at 

I am happy to have my little stitched tree included in the above-mentioned gallery.  Do take a look as there is a lot of interesting work there!

Monday, December 18, 2017

I heart Macro

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.  Victor Hugo
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Friday, December 15, 2017

My mixed media self portrait quilt

This quilt is pretty unusual for me. When I signed up to do a mixed media self-portrait with the San Fransisco School of Needlework I wasn't sure what I would do.  Slowly, this piece has evolved.  I have stitched the 'hair' on to it.  I really like the 'hair'.  I like the idea of the mask covered with lace but it seems too light in colour.  I want it to blend into the background or at least not stand out so much.
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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Journal Prompt #50

The prompt this week is festive again.  That is the prompt for the whole month actually.  I had so much fun creating this page.  I felt like a five year when I got out my glitter glue and decorated this tree.  Positively gleeful.  I used paper that I had crumpled and dyed, love the texture that creates.  I added round pearl stickers to make this a very fru fru tree.  Definitely, a theme going with fru fru trees.  At the bottom of the page, I simply wrote Oh Christmas tree how lovely are your branches.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

My stitch a day project for December is coming along.  I love the fabric background I created with oil pastels.  I have quite a collection of six-inch squares from the projects I have been doing this year.  I haven't quite decided how to use them.  Not all will go together so it can't be one big piece. 
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Monday, December 11, 2017

I heart Macro

The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.  It's about what you're made of, not the circumstances.  unknown

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Sinchie Guild Challenge

The challenge colour for our sinchies this month is purple.  I am having a blast creating these funky six-inch squares.  They are perfect for exploring and experimenting.  Two of my most favourite things to do!
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Journal Week #49

The prompt this week was simply festive.  I wish I would have used better paper to create this page but I had a lot of fun playing and creating this.  The quote I used says 'At Christmas, the light of each of us helps light the night with another kind of luminosity: all so much silver and moonlight mixed in with strings of dancing Christmas lights.'  Timothy Dudley-Smith

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Working Progress Wednesday

This is my bead journal for December.  There isn't much left to do on it.  I have really enjoyed stitching this one.  It will likely end up being a part of a crazy quilt.  I have received a lot of oohs and ahs from the people that have seen this one.  I guess everyone loves a fru fru Christmas tree. 
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Monday, December 4, 2017

I heart Macro

'Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.' Einstein
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Stitch a day for November

Okay, this tree is done and enjoyed stitching it.  I am also looking forward to starting my December stitch a day project.  I often completely fill my tree shape whether it be with beads or stitches however I did not want to do that this time.  I wanted to be able to see the background fabric as I really like the transfer foil I added to it.
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