Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Miscellaneous

The annual SAQA auction started on Monday, runs for three weeks with new artwork each week. Check out the great selection of 12 x 12 works, my leaf piece is in the second weeks offering.

The blog hop for the new issue of Quilting Arts Holiday magazine is still going on, daily posts and giveaways.

Friday, September 12, Vivika Hansen DeNegre, http://quiltingdaily.com/

Saturday, September 13, Lyric Kinard, http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
Sunday, September 14, Claude Larson, http://randomactsofpiece.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 15, Linda McLaughlin, http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/ and Kathy Kerstetter, http://artndl.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 16, Lori Miller, http://lorimillerdesigns.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, September 17, Melanie Testa, http://melanietesta.com/blog/, and Liz Kettle, http://www.textileevolution.com/index.php/our-journey

Thursday, September 18, Susan Brubaker Knapp, http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 19, Lisa Chin, http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 20, Sarah Ann Smith, http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog

Sunday, September 21, Catherine Redford, http://catherineredford.com/

Speaking of giveaways, you have until Sunday to comment on my post to win a copy of the magazine, the thermo fax screen that was used and a set of four napkins printed with the screen.

Last Friday we had another play day here in Studio B, this time we made stamps. I totally forgot to take pictures but luckily Lisa remembered and took quite a few. I hadn't pulled out my stamping samples in a long time and had forgotten about some of the cool prints I had. You can see some of them on Lisa's blog.

The Weekly Leaf
This weeks leaf is from an unwanted tree that started to grow in my garden. I used my Gelli plate and Jaquard textile paint to print it. As you can see in the picture below my gelli plate has turned green, guess I haven't been very diligent cleaning it.

The print.

Week #37


Daily stitching updates

Line Dance #252-#260

The Daily Paper #180-#188




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Monday, September 15, 2014

Holiday Blog Hop and Giveaway

My project for the Quilting Arts Holiday issue was fabric postcards. I have made fabric postcards for Christmas the past several years and have found that making a thermo fax screen is the quickest way for me to make multiples of the same design. Unfortunately after making the cards the screen was never used again, so now I've come up with several other ideas to use the screen.

The screen I used was made from a photocopy of a christmas tree that I had hand stitched. That screen has now been used to make; ornaments, note cards, decorated napkins and tablecloth, aprons and custom christmas yardage. Some of these ended up as gifts and others I used myself.

The thermo fax screen will last a long time as long as it's cleaned well after each use. Wash it well with cool water, never let paint dry on it and store it flat.



Clockwise above are the notecard, napkins, postcard and ornament. The post card and the ornament have red french knots added, the napkins and notecard have dots of red paint.

Now to the giveaway part ... leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday, September 21 at midnight MDT and one person will win a set of four napkins, the thermo fax screen and a copy of the Holiday magazine.  Due to shipping costs, only US participants please. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour.

Friday, September 12, Vivika Hansen DeNegre, http://quiltingdaily.com/
Saturday, September 13, Lyric Kinard, http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
Sunday, September 14, Claude Larson, http://randomactsofpiece.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 15, Linda McLaughlin, http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/ and Kathy Kerstetter, http://artndl.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 16, Lori Miller, http://lorimillerdesigns.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, September 17, Melanie Testa, http://melanietesta.com/blog/, and Liz Kettle, http://www.textileevolution.com/index.php/our-journey

Thursday, September 18, Susan Brubaker Knapp, http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 19, Lisa Chin, http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 20, Sarah Ann Smith, http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog

Sunday, September 21, Catherine Redford, http://catherineredford.com/


Saturday, September 13, 2014

QA Holiday blog hop


I'm participating in the Quilting Arts Holiday issue blog hop, my turn is on Monday and I'll be having a giveaway. Here's a list of all the blogs to check out and get some Holiday inspiration.


Friday, September 12, Vivika Hansen DeNegre, http://quiltingdaily.com/

Saturday, September 13, Lyric Kinard, http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
Sunday, September 14, Claude Larson, http://randomactsofpiece.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 15, Linda McLaughlin, http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/ and Kathy Kerstetter, http://artndl.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 16, Lori Miller, http://lorimillerdesigns.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, September 17, Melanie Testa, http://melanietesta.com/blog/, and Liz Kettle, http://www.textileevolution.com/index.php/our-journey

Thursday, September 18, Susan Brubaker Knapp, http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 19, Lisa Chin, http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 20, Sarah Ann Smith, http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog

Sunday, September 21, Catherine Redford, http://catherineredford.com/

Monday, September 8, 2014

Published! Quilting Arts Holiday

The holiday postcards that I made and wrote about for last Christmas are now in Quilting Arts Holiday issue. There's also my favorite Holiday Biscotti recipe included.


Many other very appealing gift ideas are also in the magazine and the little jacket ornaments on the cover are pretty darn cute. Pick up a copy and get started on your holiday list.

Be sure and check back for the Quiting Arts Holiday blog hop starting on Friday.

Every year I plant several coleus in a large barrel planter by Studio B's door. This year they have been spectacular.


The one on the left above is my favorite.


So I decided to duplicate it in stitch for my weekly leaf. I drew the leaf very lightly on my fabric with colored pencils.


I now wish I had just painted the leaf and added some stitching, but that's not what I did. I stitched the entire leaf and it took forever.

Weekly Leaf #36



I did a very close duplication, but it reminds me of the stitching that I did back in the 70's. To me it feels very controlled  and I prefer something a bit looser. But it's done and it's now time to get on with the next one.

Daily Stitching updates

Line Dance #244-#251



The Daily Paper #172-#179






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Monday, September 1, 2014

A New Look

It came to my attention recently that this blog has been around for five years! And looked the same for all five of those years. So I've started making some changes, nothing major, just a face lift. So the change for this post is the header, a new picture and my name added in.

Next post I'll show you where my Christmas Postcards from last year have shown up.

Not only did I relax at the lake last week, I also printed a leaf to use for this weeks weekly leaf. My gelli plate came along on the trip as did my Jacquard textile paints.


The Weekly Leaf #35



August's stitched and mounted Void



Daily Stitching

Line Dance #236-#243

The Daily Paper #164-#171




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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Girls trip to the lake

The blog has been very quiet because I've been on an annual trip with some friends. We stay in a small house on Diamond Lake in Northeastern Washington and get to see this view in the mornings.

Some of our evening skies were also pretty spectacular.


We took a few side trips, twice into Spokane, WA for lunch, a bit of retail therapy, and some sight seeing.  Some of it was just plain fun!


The four of us are up in the wagon, to get down you use the handle which is a slide.

Also spent a day in Sandpoint, ID and just took in the wonderful scenery.

I kept up with all my stitching during our down time hanging out at the lake.

The Weekly Leaf
Week #33 - I printed this square with paintstiks and a stencil.



Week #34
This one was done with Solar Fast on hand dyed green fabric. I used a piece of Honeysuckle vine as the resist.



Daily stitching

Line dance #225-#228
#229-#236

The Daily Paper #153-#156
#157-#164






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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A rerun

This week is pretty much about the same as last week, but the bathroom is done!!! and I love it. On Friday we had a paintstik play day in Studio B, unfortunately I didn't get pictures, again. I did take some pictures of a thrift store find that Thea shared. A bag full of hand embroidered blocks from early in the 1900's. They came with the story that they were done by a teenager in a tuberculosis hospital.




There were a lot of them, all different, all snowflake patterns and Thea is trying to decide what to do with them.

The Weekly Leaf

This weeks leaf was done with textile paint on a gelli plate, covered with part of a large stencil.



Week #32



Daily Stitching updates

Line Dance #218-#224

The Daily Paper #146-#152





Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"