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Work in Progress Wednesday

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  I have added more beads and some embroidery thread to this mandala/kaleidoscope.  I think I will call it finished now.  It was fun to collaborate with my sister on this one.  I think doing more collaborations could be really interesting.  I would really like to find someone local so that we wouldn't have to mail it.  

I heart Photography

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 There are a lot of beautiful gardens in my neighbourhood.  I feel very blessed to get to enjoy them.  A friend of mine and I have been walking regularly.  On our last walk, we caught sight of this butterfly.  Doesn't it look pretty a perch on the echinacea? I am linking to http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/ http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/ http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Slow Stitching Sunday

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 I have made some progress on my whole cloth crazy quilt.   I am enjoying using my templates more than I thought I would.  I am also enjoying my new threads.  Figuring out the stitches to use has been a bit challenging.  I want to make sure that they cover the marked line.  I have enjoyed looking through my stitch dictionaries for inspiration.  It is making the process slower and that is a good thing.  I can tend to rush a project. Have a great week of stitching! I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

Starting another Mandala

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 I used alcohol ink on a gelli plate to print this fabric.  I have added some petal shapes with a permanent metallic marker.  Next will be the beading and embroidery.  I am wanting this piece to be REALLY textural.  I hope I can pull it off! I am linking to http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Work in Progress Wednesday

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 Another mandala finished.  I really must count up the number of beaded mandalas I have done.  Surely, I must have enough for a solo show!  I am not sure where that would happen.  I do have one connection that I could pursue.  I didn't do a ton of beading on this one.  The fabric I created was already pretty interesting!  I didn't want to cover up too much of the design.  This is one of the smallest mandalas I have done.  it is in a five-inch hoop.   I think I prefer to work in a bigger hoop and won't likely make one this small again. 

Another Mandala

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 I have created over 300 mandalas!  I want to get to 365 for sure.  I have no doubt I will do it.  I can't see myself stopping any time soon.  Why am I so addicted to them?  Let's see, they are so relaxing.  It is a really easy way to let the creativity out.  I feel no compunction to make them perfect.  Playing with colour is delightful.  If I choose a colour combination I don't end up liking, no big deal.  I can put as much or as little time into one as I choose.  

Slow Stitching Sunday

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 I love working on a seascape.  The colours and textures in the sea are amazing.  I am having so much fun with this piece.  I feel like this might be a good place to stop but I am tempted to go a little further with it.  Or I could just start a new piece.  I can cut up more of that felted sweater to use as a base.  I could also do both.  This piece really could use some beads! I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/