Thursday, November 7, 2019

Oak Leaves

A friend of mine has an oak tree in her backyard so I gathered a hand full of leaves to print. Most of the oak trees around here are red oak and have points at the end of the leaves, but I was told this is a Burr Oak and the leaves are more rounded. At any rate I liked the shape of the leaves. I had time to do four cyanotype prints, removed the color from three of them, left one that way and then toned the other two. So far I have the prints, an idea or two of what I want to do with them, but that's as far as I've gotten.
The top left is the unadulterated cyanotype, top right is with the color removed, bottom left is toned with red wine and bottom right is toned with tea.

2019 Weekly leaf, week 45
Solarfast on vintage silk




2019 Daily Stitching #4
I'm starting to run out of space.




25 Million Stitches
Two hands done and the third started.


I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Another Week With Just Stitching

2019 Weekly leaf #44

Solarfast on commercially printed cotton




2019 Daily Stitching #4

A few more leaves added.





25 Million Stitches
  To give you an idea of how oversized the hands are, I've included my own in the photo below.

There's not much happening here, I'm keeping up with the stitching but nothing new to report. Tomorrow is hubby's last chemo treatment, yeah!! The cumulative effect of these treatments is really starting to wear him down so hopefully after this one he can start working on getting his strength back. He has a month before surgery, hope that's long enough.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A Bit of Improvisational Piecing

I gathered up the scraps left over from Don's Chemo quilt and spent some time sewing them all together. I'm now sewing together what's left plus a few more pieces to make the back. It will be a donation quilt.



2019 Weekly Leaf, week 43
Solar fast on silk




2019 Daily Stitching #4





25 Million Stitches , one hand done, two to go.



I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lots of Stitching

I've started my panel that I'm stitching for the "25 Million Stitches"project.

This is one of three oversized hands that I'll be stitching, each will be a different shade of tan or brown. I also plan on stitching the entire background, that's a lot of stitches but no where near 25 million.

2019 Weekly Leaf, week 42
An eco/botanical print on silk




2019 Daily Stitching #4, days 50-56



This past week I've gotten to spend some much needed time with friends. On Saturday my friend Barbara and I went to Boise to an annual artist open studio event. I bought two of the daily explorations that  Lisa Flowers Ross had done earlier this year.

Each one is a collage of various items she had in her studio, mounted on a 5" square board panel.

Then yesterday a group of us made blocks for a quilt for an older friend that has moved to be with family. We used fabrics that were given to us from her stash. It was good to keep our hands and minds busy and just talk, next week we should be able to get it all assembled.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

100 days of stitching finished

I did the last four pieces of the SAQA 100 day challenge and then spent a long time arranging and rearranging the squares before finally sewing them together.




SAQA 100 Days of Creativity
7/1/19 - 10/8/19
45" x 45"
I've started a new project to take its place, I'm going to participate in the "25 million stitches" project. You can read about it here. I've got my 15"x 32" piece of muslin ready to go.

2019 Weekly Leaf  week 41
Gelli print on vintage silk



2019 Daily Stitching #4, days 43-49





As of today my hubby is 3/4's of the way through his Chemo infusions, so far everything is going pretty much as planned and it looks like his surgery will be in early December. So far extreme fatigue has been the worst side effect, and I hope that's as bad as it gets. Thanks to all who have wished us well.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow SundayStitching"

Friday, October 4, 2019

SAQA Auction

The SAQA Benefit Auction has been going on for the past few weeks and the piece I donated is still available. You can see it and all the others still available here.


2019 Weekly Leaf #40
gelli print on cotton



2019 Daily Stitching #4 days 36-42
I've started some layering.



SAQA100 Days of Creativity days 89-95, only 5 days to go








I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and"Slow Sunday Stitching"