Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday


I am little late in getting this posted today because I had a very lovely visit with my niece and her beautiful baby girl.  What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Top photo is my bead journal for the month of November.  It is truly a mixed media piece.  I started with a piece of shell a friend gave to me.  That set the theme.  I added some small shells, a shell button and some paper clay shells that I had made.  I also added a piece of a silk pod.  I created a crocheted and beaded spiral as well.

Bottom photo is the progress I have made on my fabric book.  I wish I had more time to work it but it is progressing nicely.

I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Take a Stitch Tuesday

This is the Threaded Cable Chain Stitch Sharon B. at http://pintangle.com/ shows us how to do this week.  I believe I have done the Cable Chain Stitch before so that wasn't difficult.  I did however have trouble getting the threaded part to be even.  I was doing okay and then something went wrong and  I couldn't get it back.  I refuse to allow myself to get too bent about out of shape about something not being perfect.  Done is better than perfect.  Moving forward.

Monday, November 24, 2014

I heart Macro

This macro shot is of a glass button.  A whole new world opened up to me with this.  I have so many cool buttons I could really spend sometime photographing them.  I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/
and
http://macromonday2.blogspot.ca/

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book pages


After posting about my book cover yesterday I decided to look through some of my bits and pieces.  I have so many experiments that are not going to turn into a completed piece.  They are too good to get rid of though.  So I am looking forward to turning these into book pages.  It should be a cool book when finished!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Getting messy

I have been itching to get my hands dirty!  Well, not really.  I hate having dirty hands, that is why I don't garden.  More like, I have been itching to get out some paint.  It feels all too long since I have played with paint and other messy art supplies.
I gutted an old accounting text book.  That felt kind of good!  Sometimes I wonder how I ever found that interesting.  Anyway, with just the cover left I decided to paint, emboss, glitter and sparkle it.  It seems a fitting way to say goodbye to bookkeeping.  Not that I will ever totally say goodbye to that side of me.  Now I need to create some wonderful pages to go into this 'new' book cover.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

My November CQ block is coming along well.  It is really close to being finished.  Wow!  Being done before the end of  the month will be a new trick for me this year!  I hope I can do it!  It would be great to get a jump start on my December block.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Sharon B. shows how to do the beaded barb stitch at http://pintangle.com/2014/11/11/take-a-stitch-tuesday-138-barb-stitch-and-139-beaded-barb-stitch/  It is a cool stitch and has a lot of potential.  I decided to try it on my December bead journal.  Yes, I am jumping a bit ahead as my November bead journal is almost done and this stitch wouldn't work with it.