Friday, October 21, 2016

Playing with my Sewing Machine

I have had my beautiful sewing machine for about 1 1/2 years.  I was thinking the other day that I really haven't used it as much as I thought I would.  Today I found the time to do some playing.  I enjoyed trying out the fancy stitches that it has.  I have a hard time throwing away beautiful ribbons that come on packages so I used those to stitch down onto this piece.  I also got out some of my hand dyed lace and trims.  It was quite lovely to just play for an hour or so.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have not had a lot of time for stitching lately.  I managed to find a few minutes to work on my silk on silk dragonfly.  It actually looks a little sloppy to me.  I am not super happy with the way this looks.  Possibly I will add some more stitching to it, when I can find a few more minutes!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is my first try at the Inverted Feather Stitch.  It is a cool stitch!  I like it even though I didn't do a terrific job with it.  It isn't fair to myself to expect perfection on the first try.  So I accept and move along.  Thanks to Sharon B for the instructions.

Monday, October 17, 2016

I heart Macro

Welcome autumn.  I do love the colors of fall.  So pretty.  I am not anxious for autumn to come as it means the end of summer but I do enjoy it.  We are getting gorgeous summerlike weather right now!
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Progress on my Bead Journal

I am pleased with my progress so far.  I am going for a mixed media approach with this bead journal.  I have used silver transfer foil on one row.  I have also used some micro beads in gel medium but I am not super happy with those little sections.  I am not sure how I will fix them at this point but trust that an idea will come.  There is still a lot of beading to do and I am confident I can that done.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Art Journal Week #41

Live simply. Expect little.  Give much.  Love extravagantly.  Nice quote and good advice!  Definitely how I try to live my life!  Playing on my journal pages is so good.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

Okay, not so much work in progress.  I am taking this opportunity to say with all gratitude this piece was accepted for publication by Linda and Laura Kemshall in their Through Our Hands publication.  I highly respect the work that Linda and Laura are doing.  I am very honoured that they thought my work was good enough to be in their magazine!  It is always a thrill for me to have my work accepted!
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