Friday, July 31, 2015

Made a little progress

This butterfly has been in my head for a very long time.  I cut it out of silk a number of years ago and then it sat there.  A few weeks back I decided it has been a UFO for long enough!   I have used Inktense blocks and pencils to add some marks to it.  I have machine stitched it to an interfacing and I have done the blanket stitch around the edges.  Next up, I will be adding beads and possibly sequins.  I am ever so thankful that I get to be creative!
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

My crazy quilt block for July is making progress.  Possibly I will get it done in the next couple of days but I am certainly not going to stress about it.  The center piece is made of paper which is pretty unusual, I know.  I don't know that I have ever seen someone use paper in a crazy quilt.  But why not!  I did back the paper with a fusible interfacing to make it more stable.  I love being creative!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday

 The feather stitch works up quickly and looks great.  I use this stitch a lot.   It is probably on almost all of my crazy quilt blocks.  I have seen some really clever uses of it on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/128698983911229/?ref=bookmarks
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Monday, July 27, 2015

I heart Macro

The texture in the leaves is what really appeals to me in this photo.  Nature is magnificent!
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Today I am taking a print of one of my macro images to hang in a show at the Walter Fedy offices on Queen St. in Kitchener  I am so pleased to have my photography accepted into an art show!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fruit Cups is coming along

I am having fun working on my art bra 'Fruit Cups'.  Her Cup Runneth Over Show and Auction in support of HopeSpring Cancer Support Center is coming quickly!  I need to stitch some more fruit beads along the edge but then it should be done.  I won't know for sure until I get that stitched though.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday


My bead journal project for July fits with a space themed body of work I have been doing.  I added a bit of hand embroidery to this and now I think it is complete.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday

I enjoy doing the buttonhole stitch.  I had a family wedding to attend this past weekend and used the drive there to stitch this.  It took about two hours to go all the way around this butterfly.  I used numerous colors of hand dyed thread.  There still a lot of stitching to be done on this including some beading.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/128698983911229/?fref=nf orhttp://pintangle.com/2015/07/21/tuesday-take-a-stitch-challenge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pintanglecom+%28pintangle.com%29

Monday, July 20, 2015

I heart Macro

I count myself really blessed that I have a camera and the time to use it!  Spending time amongst the flowers is so delightful.
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Friday, July 17, 2015

July Bead Journal

This is hand painted silk.  I adhered it to fusible interfacing, machine stitched it and then cut out the holes.  Each hole is bead encrusted around the edge.  I am wondering if I should add some more bead circles or some hand embroidery?  hmmm
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

Starting on my July CQ project a little late.  Oh well, not the end of the world.  I am excited to be trying something new and different for this month.  I am incorporating a bead journal from a couple of years back.  That in itself isn't new.  The fact that the bead journal was done on a paper is the new bit.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Take a stitch Tuesday

Yay!  Sharon is repeating Take a Stitch Tuesday.  We have started with the fly stitch which was perfect to add to this piece.  I have probably stitched a thousand of these stitches in all my years of stitching.  It is such a good stitch to use.
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Monday, July 13, 2015

I heart Macro

I enjoy looking at things from a different angles.   It is helpful to change our perspective in life and photography.  Seeing new things is always good!
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Almost finished

This is my crazy quilt block for June.  Yikes!  I better get moving!  I was thinking it was my July block but I guess I lost a month somehow.  I can't be too hard on myself though.  I have a son getting married tomorrow so there has been a lot of preparations for that.  Once we have finished celebrating I will add some more stitching to the needle felted area.  Hopefully it will looked finished to me at that point.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am not sure how the week flew past.  It took me that long to get to the last module of in the first workshop.  I am not overly excited with the the lace medallion but the other pieces I like.  These laces were painted with acrylic paints that were diluted with rubbing alcohol.  Something I have never tried previously.
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Looks like a flower to me

I suppose this should be posted in the fall as that is when ornamental cabbage 'bloom'.  But it is so pretty and I had kind of forgotten about it so here it is in July
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Some Experimentation

I love leaves.  I have said that numerous times on this blog.  Here I have made a print of leaves from the tree in my backyard.  I have been experimenting with this printmaking process and would like to develop it into an article for a magazine.  Someone who does true nature printing would not be satisfied with the results.  I, however love the soft, impressionistic quality to it.  I think with added stitching it could turn into something spectacular!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday


Not particularly spectacular results.  Maybe not even interesting but the landscape pieces have potential and could be improved upon with stitching.  Considering how much experience with paint I have, you would assume I could have produced something better.  I tried to enjoy the process but in reality I have done these exercises many times and not terribly excited to do them again.  There is still one section left to do of this module of the dyeing workshop.  Possibly I will find time to do it today or tomorrow.
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