Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A quick note

I am having a wonderful time in New Zealand.  The warm weather feels so good!  I am not getting nearly as much stitching done as I thought I would.  However, we are doing a road trip today so I hope to do some stitching while in the car.  
Pop over to Sharon B's blog to read an interview that I did with her.  It was very interesting to me to see the work that she chose to feature.

Friday, February 17, 2017

My Crazy Quilt Block for February

I haven't got a lot done on this block yet.  I plan to do the hand stitching on the plane.  Plus we have a long layover in LA so I expect I can get a lot of stitching done then as well.  I hope I can sleep tonight!  New Zealand here we come!
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Journal Week #6

The quote this week is 'Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.'  Okay so it is the week with Valentines and she was going for romantic with this quote.  Again, I wasn't keen on this quote and decided on this one.  'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.'  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

My background was done with shaving foam marbling.  The foam wasn't very foamy so it didn't work great.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am working on a six inch block for the The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt  I suspect there will be many beautiful blocks submitted.  Mine is rather simple.  I plan to fill the leaf shape with stitching and beads.  I love my country and really want to be a part of this quilt project to honour Canada!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Take a Stitch Tuesday and A Year of Stitches

Top photo is my progress on stitching everyday.  I am loving it!

Bottom photo I added the Basque stitch to my butterfly.  Thanks to  Sharon B  for showing us this stitch!  Sharon is amazing!  I have learned so much from her!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

I heart Macro

I have a good and loving husband who buys me roses for Valentine's Day.  I am embarrassed to say that I wished for different flowers!  I was thinking roses aren't that interesting to photograph.  That is not my usual attitude and I did change it quickly.  I decided to try to think of a different  way to shoot a rose.  This isn't all that original but it is different for me.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

February Guild Challenge

A six inch block using blue and yellow was the challenge for February.  I used some fabric I painted/stamped myself.  Since I am never shy to use metallics I decided gold threads would act as my yellow for this challenge.  This isn't a block that makes me go WOW but I do like it.
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I used a variety of Kreinik gold threads for this.