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Slow Stitching Sunday

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 It has been a while since I have posted about this silk mandala.  The progress has been rather slow.  I don't have a problem with slow, well mostly.  I want to add more beads.  I am pondering where to put them at this point.  It doesn't need a lot more stitching so it will be finished in the near future. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

Celebrate yourself!

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  “If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world,” said  Bruce Barton , “it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.” I have been thinking about individuality a lot lately.  Well, always.  It seems to me that conformity is being subtly enforced upon us.  Cars come in black, white, grey and sometimes red or blue.  You really have to search for red or blue.  When you drive past a new subdivision is a great sea of beige.  I rarely go to a shopping mall but went with my husband a short while back. The clothing shops offered all the same colours for winter, the same as the cars.  I won't be going back anytime soon. Obviously, these are not the things that make us individuals.  However, they are the things that reflect an expression of ourselves.  If I were not an artist I would feel stifled.  Is it because I am an artist that I am bothered by all t

Blue hodge podge

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 I have been saving bits and pieces for a while.  Mostly silks and hand-painted/dyed pieces.  Even the smallest scrap seems too precious to toss.  I started sewing them down not really knowing where it would take me.  I just wanted to use them up.  It certainly doesn't look like much at this point.  That's okay, I can envision it all coming together.  I have pondered treating it like a crazy quilt but I am not totally sure that would work.  I was also thinking it could be a book cover.  My newest idea is to turn it into a lake where a dragonfly can land.  So many possibilities! I am linking to http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Work in Progress Wednesday

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I am working out from the Catherine Wheel stitch in the middle.  I am using simple stitches that I know by heart.  The aim is to make this mandala as interesting as I can with these simple stitches.  I keep debating if I should add beads.  I am leaning towards it, big surprise.  Probably not a lot of beads though.  

I heart photography

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 I am continually amazed at the little gems I come across on my weekly walks with a friend.  I have a lovely neighbourhood where we walk.  There is so much character in this old neighbourhood.  Friendly neighbours and beautiful flowers make walking here a delight. 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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 There actually isn't a lot of stitching on this little fairy princess.  She has taken a fair amount of noodling time to get this far so definitely slow.  The skirt is not stitched together as yet as it needs a bit of fiddling.  I am happy with my choice to go with pink glitter hair.  That also needs a bit of work but not much.  She is going to be the main character in my book.  Hard to believe I have been working on this book for so long.  Mind you, I did take a pretty long break from it.  I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/  

Kaleidoscope

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                                                                                                                                                                             I love playing with Kaleidoscope Kreator.  I had a lovely chat with my sister yesterday.  I enjoyed seeing her journal that included some of her kaleidoscopes and that spurred me to create another.  I used a photo of one of my crazy quilt projects and manipulated it.  Now I want to take photos of some of the fabulous sari fabrics I have collected.  They should make spectacular kaleidoscopes.   I am linking to http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/