If any of you who read my blog posts will be in the Melbourne, Florida area August 2-30th, please stop in at the Eau Gallie Library to view an exhibit being put on by me and other members of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists. You can see the flyer below for more information. Hope to see you there.…Continue
I have finished the karate painting of my twin granddaughters. All that's left to do is sign it, and spray sealer on it and then send it off in the mail.
Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments as it progressed. I have started drafting the picture for doing it as a thread painting. Once I get it started, I'll post its progress.…Continue
I have been working on the karate painting of my twin granddaughters for a little while now. It is only the second portrait painting I have done and will be glad when I really paint faces without it taking weeks to get them to look human!
I still have a little tweaking to do and them I'm going to call it done! My next step will be to start drafting the thread painting and/or art quilt I hope to do using the painting as a guide. Must say this was fun to do as I love the bright colors…Continue
The painting of my twin granddaughters karate picture is slowly progressing and I'm liking how it is coming together. The more I look at it, the more I want to do it as a thread painting and am looking at how I want to undertake that challenge. I may have to make it a little larger than the 16" x 20" that is its current size to really be able to give it the detail that I want.
Thanks to all who have been very encouraging about my art work.…Continue
We had a spin-in this past week in The Frog Prince and his Knitting Community Orphans.
That was the first bobbin. I’m close to finishing the second one. I’ll try…Continue
I have made some progress on my project. Have been adding details, which is slow going as I am hand sewing on the details in some parts. The little sea anemones have been sculpted with the tops done in thread. They will be painted once everything is assembled. I have a little sea horse that I need to paint and attach as well.…Continue
You may remember from last week that I had designed a simple doll dress (Everyday Play) using self-striping yarn.
The design now has a jacket to go with it. You can find it here.
Dolly’s version is a little…Continue
Vintage Stitchers is meeting again after the holidays.
I took my finished Kaleidoscope quilt top to lay out on Janet’s lovely big floor. Most of the fabrics for this quilt are from Connecting Threads Kaleidoscope line, but a few from my…Continue
My creative spurt seems to be growing. While trying to think of where I want to go with the needle felted/thread painting project, I have created a few paintings and have been working on a thread painting. The two paintings are in acrylics and are of a sea turtle and a winter scene called garden gate. The thread painting I've entitled Spirit Wolf and has really been a challenge to work on, albeit a very enjoyable challenge.
May your creative juices flow and many enjoyable hours pass…Continue
I am happy to say that my latest book is available to order on the Connecting Threads website!…Continue
I have been in a few swaps all over the internet a couple of them have been with mini quilts. I have made a couple and got a couple in between that are just lovely I thought I would share them I do have a mini group here that really had gone dormant but the slide show is amazing if anyone would like to see you may have to make yourself a member to see them I had done it that way and now wish I could change it. but not sure how.
The Redwork was for making a mini before 1910 so I went…Continue
Vintage Stichers met at my house this week, so I could get my turn in while there was little chance of snow and soon after my spring cleaning.Continue
Well, I'm finally, finally, back to weaving. On Tuesday I rethreaded the heddles on my floor loom, using the warp that was already on the loom left over from a previous project.
I had to change the tie-up, too, to weave what I wanted, but it was easier than I thought it would be. I'm using various scraps of…
Joanie and I went to the Acorn Antique Show in Ogden, Saturday, with her companion, Ana.
We had lunch at the Union train station, as usual, at the Union Grill. Joanie presented me with a boy sheep and a girl sheep for Mothers' Day. I took this selfie with my two new friends.…
Here's wishing you all peace on Earth.
Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday for the annual holiday potluck at Rebecca's. Barbara commented that we've been meeting now for ten years. A few members have stopped coming or moved away, but most of us still meet twice a month.…
The girl bunny is finished, although I have plans for a sweater to go over her sun dressContinue
I have finally been able to work on some creative endeavors. Thought I would post a few pictures, nothing earth shattering, just being glad to be able to do something positive for a change.
I was able to finish a UFO that I had started in 2002. When my husband, Frank, passed away, I had put it aside. Now seemed like a good time to finish it. I did the quilting on my new mid-arm and was surprised at just how quickly it seemed to get finished. The picture is before I put the binding on…Continue
Common Threads met at Ginny's. Julie is almost done with her Girl Fox from Little Cotton Rabbits:
She has also finished the head of the elephant.
I started my first project from this designer (the…
Last week, we had a look at some of my older knitting projects. This week I'm going to show you some of my quilting projects from yesteryear, before I started my blog. Let's start with my first quilt ever...sort of:…Continue
Well, the elephant baby quilt I was going to make got put on hold. I was asked to make a Memory Quilt for Relay For Life to be auctioned off at our event we had on the 13th. My friend Gena and I had never done a Relay quilt before so this was a new experience for both of us. Gena is the main designer of our…Continue