Friday, September 30, 2016

Purple and Orange

My fibre guild met this week.  We decided to work on a two color, 6 inch square challenge for each month this year.  A 6 inch square is not intimidating and yet gives us some room for experimentation.  I was excited to get started.  Going through my bin of bits and pieces I came across a larger piece that I cut down to 6 inches, top photo.  It is a mix of fabric, paper and paint.  I want to do some hand stitching into it.  The bottom photo shows some sheer fabric, a dyed doily and a piece covered in different yarns.  They all fit the challenge and I am considering using them to create a second piece this month.
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Journal Week #39

Where we love is home- our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  Oliver Wendell Holmes.  In truth I am a big time lover of being at home.  My home holds my loved ones and my art supplies.  What else do I need?  My home is a peaceful and safe place.  I had a lot of fun creating this journal page.  Lots of color and shimmer was added by using Smooch inks.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

Using an old doily, that I dyed, as the base I created this bead journal for September.  So, not typical of my colors.  I do like the autumn theme though.  I have so much fun with my bead journals.  The ideas just keep coming.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Take a Stitch Tuesday

I stitched the Feathered Chain stitch in this funky green thread and added some french knots in blue perle cotton.  I have attached a photo of the green thread and it says Mez Matt-Stickgarn 3.  I found this thread at a thrift store.  I have never seen it before this.  Does anyone know anything about it?

Thanks to Sharon B at  for the instructions.  It is always good to have an excuse to stitch.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jumping ahead

I have done some stencilling with Gelatos on black fabric.  The metallic Gelatos really stand out on the black.  I am planning to use this as a base for my October bead journal project.  I have not finished my Sept. bead journal but should manage to get it finished by the end of September.

Originally I thought I would stencil the design four times thus creating a circle.  I think it would look terrific but I am concerned that I wouldn't be able to get all of the beading done in a month.  Yet, if I only bead certain parts it would be achievable.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Journal Prompt #38

'Let her sleep because when she wakes she will move mountains.'  What a great quote!  It grabs me because I am one that needs a lot of sleep.  I used to be concerned that saying that would make me sound lazy.  I no longer have that concern.  I know that my busy and creative mind needs more sleep the average bear.  So what.  And the moving  mountains bit, well, I know that I can move mountains and I can see myself doing  more of that!

This page of my journal seems exactly right for this quote.  The right hand page has marbling on it that look like mountains to me so I just left that page as is.