Friday, January 20, 2017

Jumping Ahead

February is going to be a busy and fun month for me.  Hubby and I are heading to New Zealand for a vacation.  I am super excited about the warm weather there.  I am not excited about the long flight to get there.  Oh well, I will suck it up.  Since I will be away for a few weeks I need to get things done before I go.  This is my six inch block for our guild challenge.  The two colors for February are blue and yellow.  This piece of fabric I created the same way you create paste papers.  I plan to stitch with gold thread and beads.
I am linking with
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Journal Week #2

Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don't want to do it.  I think that is true.  I feel like I have developed a fair amount of discipline in my life thus far.  That is not to say that I couldn't use more!  Especially when it comes to housework.  I tend to give myself little rewards once I have completed a task I wasn't eager to do.  Time to stitch after cleaning the bathroom is a good reward.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

My crazy quilt block is coming along nicely.  I am feeling on top of things.  I was a bit concerned with all the projects I have given myself this year.  Turns out the more I have to do the more I get done.  Deadlines and commitments are my friends.
I am linking with
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
http://www.supermomnocape.com/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-93/
http://www.heatherpearson.com/

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

One Year of Stitches

Flowers are so cheerful.  It is a delight for me to stitch a flower each day. It was absolutely brilliant of me to think of doing flowers in January!  There is only fourteen more flowers to be added to this.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I heart Macro

Well, this isn't a macro shot but it was found at the wrecking yard where I take a lot of macro photos.  Like I have said before, it is the color and texture that really get me.
I am linking with
https://mersad-photography.blogspot.ca/
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.ca/

Friday, January 13, 2017

Progress on my Bead Journal

The body of the candle is finished.  I plan to do the the flame in gold beads.  These are not typical colors for me.  It is good for me to try something different even if it doesn't make me quite as happy.  I have come to like this even though there was a stage where I did NOT like it at all.  I am glad that I have persisted thus far.
I am linking with
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Week #1 Journal Prompt

This quote didn't really grab me at first.  However, the more I thought about it the more I liked it.  I like the idea of having power.  I haven't decided on a journal for this year yet so I did this on a separate page.  Possibly I will do all the journal prompts this way and then bind them together at the end of the year.  The mandala was my own design that I colored.  I used Pan Pastels to color the rest of the page.