Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Take a Stitch Tuesday

So nice to be able to participate in TAST again.  The Raised Cup stitch is a good stitch.  I added beads to mine and really like the way it turned out.  I might add this to another project I am working on. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

I heart Macro

"To hide the key to your heart is to risk forgetting where you placed it."
~ Timothy Childers

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Slow Stitching Sunday

This is the start of my crazy quilt project for December.  I am doing it the same way I did last month.  I have chosen a block that I inherited from my husband's Aunt Pat.  She had done most of the embroidery on it but there was still more to do to finish it.  I am choosing to finish the block in my own way.  I have added laces and paint.  I have stitched on a few sequins.  There is still lots more to do.  I better get at it!  December is pretty busy. 

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Friday, December 6, 2019


This is the last of my water experiments.  I have started putting them into my altered book and I have found that the book is already bulging.  I think it is going to look really cool once it is all finished.

This six-inch square has some paper pulp added to it.  I mixed in some glue to make sure it adheres.  I added some Brusho crystals and then some beads.

It has been a fun little series of experiments.  I will post photos of the book once I have it all put together.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is the start of my bead journal project for December.  Big surprise, another mandala.  I just don't tire of them.  There is still a lot of white space on this.  I may need to add more colour with Inktense pencils before I start beading it.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Slow Stitching Sunday

This is my crazy quilt block for November.  I tried a new technique and I love it.  Pretty sure I will do something similar for December.  The base of the block is an inherited block from my Aunt Pat.  She had done most of the embroidery of the preprinted block but not all of it.  I wanted to figure out a way to use the block but not cover over all her beautiful stitching.  I think this works.  You can the lovely yellow roses she stitched and my stitching only enhanced it.  I am quite pleased with my garden.  I hope everyone feels the sense of joy that I do.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

November Bead Journal

Hmm, now I am wondering if this piece needs more beads.  I was thinking it is finished.  I don't like to dither but deciding when something is finished can be a challenge for me.  I am not loving this piece at the moment.  I doesn't make me say 'oh wow' but I am not sure what I would add to it.