Monday, April 12, 2021

I heart Photography


  There are actually some tulips starting to bloom since we are having such a warm spring.  An early and warm spring are most welcome.  It is like nature is saying 'sorry you are facing yet another lockdown'.  Having some cheery blooms aids one's spirit.  

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http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/2021/04/fff488-catalpa.html

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Slow Stitching Sunday


 I made a lot of progress on my puppy this week.  The weather has been glorious and stitching outside is one of my favourite things to do.  Yesterday it was utterly perfect so I overdid it and I got a bit pink.  It was worth it.  I am still not sure how I am going to stitch his sweet face.  I will keep working on his body for now.  I trust the right idea will come to me.  

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Mandala stitching


 Many years ago I was gifted with some hand-dyed fat quarters.  Seeing the set of them you would know why they didn't particularly appeal to me.  The set ranges from blue to purple and have a lot of grey in them.  I tend towards a more pure saturated colour.   Still, they were a thoughtful gift and I have kept them all these years.  While looking for fabric that would work with this mandala I stumbled upon that set and decided to look at it with new eyes.  When I pulled this fabric from the bunch I could see that it would work nicely with mandala.  

The mandala is done on a coffee filter which I made more sturdy by adhering to fusible interfacing.  I am excited to get stitching on this one. 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Work in Progress Wednesday


 My fibre journal page for the San Fransisco School of Needlework challenge is getting close to finished.  It needs something to pull it all together as it is looking disjointed and overly busy to me.  This page is in remembrance of Farley.  Best dog ever!  He was a quiet and gentle golden retriever and this page is not reflecting that at the moment.  I need to ponder a good solution.

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https://quiltingpatch.blogspot.com/2021/04/f-fabric-tissu-atozchallenge-2021quilt.html

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Slow Stitching Sunday


 Puppy progress has been made.  I have been avoiding the face other than the eye.  Getting the face right is important and I haven't decided how to do it.  I am not certain that I want it to be done in beads but then what else?  If embroidery stitches, what threat?  What stitch?  I can picture exactly how I want to do the ear so that will be next.  I find it best to work the things that I know for certain.  The step always presents itself.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Another Mandala


 I have added a bit of beading to this one.  I could almost call it done at this point.  Usually, I like to add more beading so this doesn't quite feel enough.  I do love the acrylic skin I created.  It was easy to stitch down as I left openings for that.  Mind you, acrylic skin would not be difficult to pierce with a needle.   I will continue to ponder adding more beads or not.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Work in Progress Wednesday

 

This is the start of another journal page about one of my dogs.  We definitely have a flower theme happening.  That makes me think of my sweet Trinity girl.  She has been the only female dog we have had.  She was definitely not your average golden retriever.  She was quite the character and loved to tear up my garden.  Her digging only ever hastened the inevitable destruction. I am not much of a gardener but do love flowers.  I will have to be satisfied with my stitched gardens.

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