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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

I heart Macro

My world is blanketed in white today.  As beautiful as it is I find myself thinking it just too soon.  Therefore today I post a macro shot full of color.  I love color!
I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com
and
http://macromonday2.blogspot.ca/

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blogathon Canada 2014

Oh!  Yay me!  I figured out how to post the blogathon button above!  I am going to post the link as well as I am not fully confident the button will work.  http://sewsisters.blogspot.ca/    This is how it works

LET'S CELEBRATE CANADIAN QUILTING BLOGGERS!

Find new blogs, make new friends and win amazing prizes!

Here's how it works:
Each day host bloggers will introduce themselves and their work on their blogs. They will include links to more blogs from their province so you can visit those blogs as well. The host bloggers will also host a giveaway of some of their favorite goodies from our store so you have a chance to win every day of the week!

Not only can you win prizes from our store on the host bloggers blogs, you can also enter giveaways on our blog during Blogathon week!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More nature studies



Our mission this past week was to create a hand carved stamp.  Well, I have done that in the past and I am not super excited about it.  I decided to create a stamp using expanding sponge.  It starts off compressed, really thin ( top photo) so that it is easy to cut.  The middle photo I have added water to expand the sponge and ink to stamp it.  Bottom photo is how it looks stamped.  I am pleased with it.  I have to say that I resonate more with the Mixed Media Nature Journal book than the Keeping a Nature Journal book.