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Slow Stitching Sunday

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 Wow, I better get moving on my stitch sampler.  How can we be in the middle of July already?  Time is a vapour! I have only done two stitches here.  For one of them, I tried a variation.  That was a good exercise.  I must do that more often.  I would like some yummy stitching time this afternoon.  I want the weather to cooperate so that I can do it on my deck.  I love being outside in the summer. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

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LeeAnna  and the ladies are discussing do you have a favorite summertime drink? I guess I am rather boring when it comes to drinks.  I drink my coffee black.  After my morning coffee I generally just drink water.  Sparkling water is my favourite.  Neither of my go-to drinks have any calories.  I would rather not waste calories on staying hydrated! I know, so conservative, so uninteresting! Of course, everyone knows I like making art.  Yesterday, my oldest granddaughter was here for a visit.  Our one-on-one time is always special.  We had lunch, made art and read books.  What a great way to spend a couple of hours!  I am blessed.   Now I must dash.  I am off to the Art Gallery of Hamilton with some new friends.  

Work in Progress Wednesday

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  I have added the yellow silk ribbon roses.  I am much happier with this piece now.  There is still more stitching to do.  It may have to perk for a while as I am not sure what comes next at this point.  

Mandala Monday

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 It is an interesting experiment.  I printed one of my digital kaleidoscopes on a transparency.  I used alcohol inks and glitter to colour it.  It could look better so I will see if I can improve upon it.  There is no great loss if I can't improve it.  Every experiment is an opportunity to learn something.  I am always curious and that is a good thing.

Slow Stitching Sunday

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  I am still stitching my floofy pages.  This current batch is inching ever so closely to being sewn together.  I love seeing them come together into a scroll.  A new friend saw them and suggested I frame them individually and sell them.  I was honoured she even thought that was possible. I would love to sell my art.  That is another whole job unto itself.  Wouldn't it be lovely to have a minion to do that! I am linking with the lovely stitch artists at https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

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 I am still adding to my art garden.  I posted my dragonfly a while ago and now this is the rest of the garden. I like creating fun things to add to my garden.  It is a wild hodgepodge of colour and it makes me happy.  I will not get flowers for colour with poor soil and lots of shade.  I am resourceful and I will have pretty things to look at in the summer! I am still loving poetry!  David Whyte's words are magic. Leaving the Island Written by   David Whyte It must have been the slant of the light, the sheer cross-grain of rain against the summer sun, the way the island appeared gifted, out of the gleam and the depth of distance, so that when you turned to look again, the scend of the sea had carried you on, under the headland and into the waiting harbour. And after the pilgrim lanes, and the ruined chapel, the lads singing beneath the window, and the Corn-Crake calling from a corner of a field, after the gull cries and the sea-hush at the back of the island, it was the way, stand

Work in Progress Wednesday

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 I like the way this scroll is coming along.  Photographing the whole length in one shot is pretty much impossible.  You get the idea.  I feel like the mandalas are getting lost on it though.  I need to do something to punch them up a bit.  I am always up for a challenge!