Friday, November 30, 2018

November Bead Journal

This bead journal I have done in preparation for teaching a beading class next year.  I have worked diligently to have a lot of interesting bead embroidery stitches on this piece. I am calling it finished for now but feel like there is something not quite right about it.  I am unsure what it is so I will set it aside and wait for the answer to come to me.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018


Do you enjoy the words as much as I do?  I have so much fun finding positive messages to work into these little collages.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

Make do mend is the challenge San Fransisco School of Needlework is hosting.  I love participating in their challenges.  I have embellished these well-worn jeans for the challenge.  I can't wait to wear them!  I think they are pretty funky and fun.
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Friday, November 23, 2018

New Zealand piece

I added some beading to this piece.  I used a funky french knot to attach the beads.  If I would have used a lighter colour thread it would be more obvious.
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Quick Collages

As usual, I used one ply of a decorative napkin to start these collages.  The color combination is striking.  Playing with the words was so fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is my six-inch square block for the guild challenge.  Our guild is focusing on concepts this year.  That leaves it pretty wide open.  This month the topic is vision.  I looked up the Latin for 'go big' and wrote that on the piece.  I am encouraging myself to look at my future in bigger ways.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Coral Stitch is the stitch Sharon B shows us this week.  I was excited to give it a try with bugle beads.  I think it worked quite well.

Monday, November 19, 2018

I heart Macro

Here is another of my kaleidoscope images.  I really enjoy creating these photographs.  I am beyond excited that I have been booked to create a video installation of my kaleidoscope photos.  The installation will be at TheMuseum in January 2019.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Little collages

I created 8 of these little collages but seem to have misplaced one of them.  I am sure it will turn up eventually.  Some of them I stitched to fabric.  I wasn't loving it.  Now, strangely I don't mind the fabric.  The machine stitching adds interesting texture.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I haven't done a lot of crazy quilting this year.  I took the year off from participating in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project.  Sometimes I just need a break from it.  However, I did just sign up to participate for 2019.  I am looking forward to it.   In the meantime, I have been working on this CQ stocking for my granddaughter.  I am having fun with it.  There is still a lot of stitching to do but I have made good progress since I only started it about a week ago.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Beading progress

There is still a lot of beading to do on this.  It feels good to have made any progress at all with the busy week that I have had.  I love the dimensional stitches and want to add more of them.
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Quick Collages

These little collages are pretty quick to create.  One ply of a pretty napkin and then a few little bits and pieces.  Then the extra fun bit, finding the words.  I love found poetry!  I rather enjoy that these little collages can be done so quickly.  My stitching projects take more time so it is good to have a diversion that is quick and easy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have made a bit of progress on my New Zealand piece.  Thanks to a lovely friend.  My friend shared some paua shell pieces with me.  They were just what I needed to create a fern shape on the first mountain. 
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Take a Stitch Tuesday

It has been a while since I have been able to participate in Take a Stitch Tuesday with Sharon B.  She shows us how to do the Buttonhole Wheel Cup this week.  I thought it might work well with beads.  The beads look a bit messy but I think it works for me on this under the sea piece. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Bead Journal

This is the start of my bead journal for November.  Can you see an underwater scene happening?  I am developing this one for a class I have been asked to teach. 

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

More Collages

More of my little collages.  The sheer layer of tissue really adds interest for me.  Also, finding the word snippets is just fun!