Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge


Sharon B has challenged us to use three stitches in a project.    I decided to add the Fly StitchChevron Stitch, and Long Tail Chain to my bead journal for April.  All those stitches are beaded.  The top photo is the whole piece.  The bottom photo is a close up of the beading.

Monday, April 24, 2017

I heart Macro

Another beautiful hydrangea.  This one is no longer at its peak yet I still find it beautiful.  Finding beauty in the aged is a theme developing in my life.
I am linking with
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.
https://mersad-photography.blogspot.ca

Friday, April 21, 2017

Just needs a binding

I am quite pleased with this little quilt.  I hand painted the silk top.  I hand quilted the three layers together.  I used silk batting, silk backing, and silk thread.  So luscious.  In the last month, I have finished or very close to finished 7 quilts.  I am a machine!  It feels so good!
I am linking with
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Journal Prompt #15




Life is all about balance.  I agree with this statement.  I like to think that I have a balanced life.  I have time for work, volunteering and recreation, exercise and mostly eating right.  I have time with family and friends as well as time alone.  I am very blessed.
I made a color copy of a bead journal and used that for the background of this quote.  Quick and easy as I have had a busy week.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

This landscape quilt needs to be finished.  I have had worked on it on and off for years.  Parts of it I like a lot.  Other parts not so much and those are the parts that are keeping me from finishing this.  The waterfall needs some sparkly threads (there are a couple but quite hard to see) and beads, that's easy.  The tree on the right, well the whole right side of this quilt is not quite right.  I am almost tempted to slice it off but then the proportions would be wrong.  I would love to get this done so I can include it in my trunk show.  Any advice?
I am linking with
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
http://www.supermomnocape.com/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-106/
http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.ca/
https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge

Sharon B is taking a two-week break from Take a Stitch Tuesday to give people a chance to get up to date.  However, she has offered a challenge to those of us that are caught up.  Use any three stitches on a small project.  This is just perfect for me.  I have been wanting to combine stitches on my seams in hopes of being a bit more interesting.  Today I used the  Berry Stitch,  Feathered Chain stitch, and Fern stitch.  I think it works and I am excited to try more of this!

Monday, April 17, 2017

I heart Macro

They hydrangea flowers in New Zealand were giant.  I love the mottled color on this one.
I am linking with
Mersad
image-in-ing