Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have done a lot of picking out on this block.  More than I have ever done ever!  And I probably need to do more.  I don't like going backwards.  grrrr  However, my 'tree', upper right, is just not working for me.  This is the third or fourth incarnation and I still don't like it.  In fact the first way I did it  liked the best but I didn't have enough beads to finish it.  That is a bit frustrating.  I also picked out some lazy daisy stitches that I had done and put in some small, flower beads.  Ultimately I know that I will be glad that I persisted and I have to be confident that it will all come together.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Even more wonky

I was encouraged to explore the rice stitch and make it even more wonky than last week.  This fits with who I am much better than trying to work the stitch on a grid.  Thanks to Sharon B at for the instructions.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Paper collage

I haven't played with paper for a while.  The other day I took a few moments to go through some of the paper things I have created.  It was quite satisifying to look at all the pretty papers.  I found this collage and thought I quite like it.  I am not exactly sure what comes next with it.  I am thinking about making a color copy of it and possibly stitching into that color copy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lace gifts

My sweet sister in law, Ellen is so good to me.  Over the years she has found many wonderful doilies.  These two beautiful pieces of lace are her most recent gifts to me.  I am excited to use them.  I really must create something beautiful for her as a thank you.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

My landscape is progressing.  I have mostly worked on the lower third of the piece.  I added lace and bead, silk ribbon and bullion stitch.  I only have a vague idea as to what I want to do with with the rest of the piece. I am confident it will all come together though.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Take a Stitch Tuesday

This is the Rice stitch which I understand is a canvas stitch.  Sharon B at shows the different variations of this stitch and recommends using waste canvas when stitching onto a crazy quilt/regular fabric.  Okay, so I am always the rebel and just went straight to stitching onto my fabric without using the waste canvas.  I honestly don't care if my stitches are perfect.  I like the irregularity as it has a more organic feel to me.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I am still doing some crocheting

I have been working on away on this freeform crochet scarf/shawl.  It keeps growing.  I am having a lot of making it and exploring different stitches.  I always like learning new things.  I can imagine that it is going to keep me warm and snuggly next winter.  Not that I am anxious for that!