Thursday, April 2, 2020

Mandala Meditation

My daily mandala meditation is a little different today.  I started with a graph from https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/.  There is a lot to choose from at that link so check it out if you are interested.  The mandala I created is probably a little more simple than what I usually do.  I admit I have not used that graph paper previously so there is a learning curve.  Still, it was relaxing and fun. 

I am linking to
http://mybijoulifeonline.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Work in Progress Wednesday

The latest challenge from the textile group on Facebook is to do a little collage.  It was fun to go through my scraps and find the right bits and pieces.  We were to be inspired by something in our home.  Since I have a beautiful bouquet of flowers that was the obvious place to start.  I love the way this is coming along and feel like it is quite close to finished. 

I am linking to
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
https://www.quiltfabrication.com/

Monday, March 30, 2020

Photography

Some more of the amazing street art that we saw in Playa del Carmen.  I am so grateful that we got to take this trip before all the craziness of the pandemic happened.  We saw some truly amazing street art as well as ate wonderful food. 

I am linking to
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

I joined a stitching challenge on Facebook.  I have pondered whether I should post my sample.  It looks like a child did it.  The samples from others are absolutely art.  They have put a lot of time and effort into their samples.  I admit that I put minimal time into mine.  Others seem to have a lot of spare time during this pandemic but I have less.  I adore having my granddaughter and it is time-consuming so my stitching time is limited.

I used a wool thread that I have had for a long time and wanted to try it.  I stitched it on wool fabric.  Stitching with all wool is quite pleasant and I enjoyed it.  The stitching is so chunky so it went quickly.  I don't particularly like it but I can see that this wool could be useful in some circumstances.

I am linking to
https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 27, 2020

Playing

Can you tell I have been hanging around with my two-year-old granddaughter?  Wow, this is pink!  I did not intend for it to be SO pink.  I played with permanent markers and rubbing alcohol to create this.  There are a number of things I like about this technique.  I like the way the colours bleed and blend.  I like that the alcohol evaporates fairly quickly so it doesn't take forever to dry.  I like that you get unexpected things.  Even though there is an abundance of pink I still think this piece can be useful.  I will do some beading and embroidering on it and that should break up the pink for me.

I am linking to
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have sandwiched a paper kirigami piece between two sheer fabrics and machine stitched it all together.  I have also added some dimensional fabric paint.  I plan to add hand stitching and beading to it.  Another in my mandala series.

I am linking to
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
https://www.quiltfabrication.com/
https://www.cleverchameleon.com.au/claude/

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

I haven't made a lot of progress on my bead journal.  I thought I would have more stitching time this past week but my son and granddaughter moved in with us.  My DIL is a nurse and they felt it would be safer if they stayed with us.  My son is a student right now and still has online classes so needs help to care for his daughter.  It is a complete joy to have them here.  Oh so tiring and my stitching time is very limited.  I am glad I can help them and build special memories.

I am linking to
https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/