Sunday, September 20, 2009
I was happily creating in my studio using my embroidery machine for lettering on the cushions I am making......WHEN..... frustration took over as the machine refused to do any more!!!! Talk about "Bird's Nests!" They kept appearing under my work and when I cut them away the threads fell into the machine and I could not reach them...$%@##
Best laid plans of mice and men...... cats in this instance!!!!
So I have put my dancing shoes away and will direct my creativity in another direction until my machine is released from the hospital!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I was visiting Aida Costa's Blog and she posted a picture of a cushion she had made in Home Ec..
Well when that pattern came out I certainly was NOT in school!!!! but I saw the pattern and immediately fell in love with it. I made several for my friends.
Thanks Aida for jogging my memory,,,
I thought you might like to see my latest project..
"Boudoir//Dream Pillows" Made with Moire taffeta , dupionni silk and my embroidery machine they have cute sayings on them.Size is approximately 8"x12"
This one has a wee bit of silk embroidery and a dragonfly charm. I have others I need to take pictures of so stay tuned..
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Here ia a journal cover I did in Crazy Patch...The image is from Mind Wide Open, It was an enjoyable project but a bit labor intensive for a beginner like me!! I tried and tried to do some silk roses but they were not pretty, I nearly wore out the fabric, so I put a bow applique on the spot and added sequins to cover all the little needle holes....Yeah Sequins!!! I did manage to do an iris which ILOVE!!! so you may see a lot of it in various pieces....;-}
The cover to this journal was clear which I really paid no attention to until I placed it in the cover . At once I realized it needed to be lined... I will be aware of that the next time!!
Anyway I am pleased with the finished piece. I added a ribbon page keeper with a delicate butterfly attatched to it..
Hi to all my followers.
I can't tell you how much it means to me to have so many blogging friends..... I love you all and appreciate your support and all your sweet comments.
I have been meaning to have a give away for you but life got in the way... I am trying to decide what to offer .
sooooooo...... give me a little more time and I will have something special to offer..
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here it is our wedding anniversary.. We were married September 11, 1954....(9/11) You do the math!!
My gown was chantilly lace and I carried gardenias.my favorite... Wish I had saved my dress but my girls wore it out playing with it!
We have had a wonderful life, launching 2 daughters and 2 sons from the nest, and making so many memories that last a lifetime...
Thanks to my dear Husband who has made it all possible...
I love you....
Don't think we will celebrate to-day as DH is recovering from a bronchial virus which I passed on!! Sorry dear.....
We will celebrate later on but for now a nice glass of wine should sooth your throat!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I had to do a miniature piece for a silent auction and this is what I decided on.
The piece itself (4''x4")was done with my embellishing machine, needlepunching the basic scene with wool rovings. Then I used my sewing machine to put in some birch trees, and finally finishing it with a bit of tatting , embroidery and beads..
I was pretty happy with it and proceeded to find a nice frame for it.
WELL..... after struggling to get it framed I could NOT get it to look centred. Don't know if it is because of the puzzle shape or what but it was not to be.
So.... I needlepunched it to another piece of wool and trimmed around the edge to look like a frame??!!??!! Since I photographed it on a black background, you cant see the black frame around the piece!
I applied a hanger on the back and considered it done!
Perhaps I will set this aside and do something else!
I was talking to Pat Winter about the bird's nests as I wanted to make some. I decided I would make a pin out of it rather than a ribbon for wearing around the neck..
This is my first and as you can see I need a bit more practice..... I also think I need a heavier wire.... but gosh they are really fun..
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I don't know what it is about birds, birds nests and eggs....
Whatever the attraction I love them all.
I was trying to design a cute birdie pin for an upcoming studio tour. Nice to have some smaller items to sell.... I was inspired by "Twitter" where I am a member...
So The birdies will all be blue....
I was thinking about what Pat Winter said about submitting our work to some of the fibre art magazines, so I may just do that.. Meanwhile tell me how you like "Tweety Bird"?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I was in town yesterday and look what I bought!!
I think I was a Magpie in another life as I LOVE anything bright and shiny.. My signature line is "Life's Short....Wear Sequins!!" so are you surprised that this handbag took my eye?!?!?
The leather is silver and is braided in such an intricate way and acts as an overlay to the sequins underneath...
I'm Lovin' it and obviously it is an eye catcher as I had a few ladies stop me and showered compliments!! hee hee LOL