Monday, January 30, 2017

Week #4, Seventy days to 70

Seventy Days to 70 #22-28

 #22 rust and tea stained, french knots of hand dyed pearl cotton
 #23 paint chip mosaic
 #24 Dimensional flowers
 #25 Hand dyed silk organza, layered and fused
 #26 Pentel pastel dye sticks
#27 tea bag papers and tags collaged
#28 lutrador, painted, cut with heat tool, fused ,stitched with pearl cotton

This week I finally started quilting the piece I cut and reassembled back in December, the original is here.

I'm working on all the white sections now.

Universal signs, Weekly stitching #5

The first five done

The next set will be on these pieces, leftovers of the print table cover that was used for my voice pieces.

Daily Stitching updates

Shades of Orange #317-323

2017 daily Stitching days 24-30

In other news our several feet of snow is still here but the main streets in town are now drivable so it is a bit easier to get around. The side streets, like in front of our house are thick layers of rutted ice, driving on them is a challenge.

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Week #3, Seventy days to 70

Well, last week I complained about the cold, it has "warmed" up since then, today is in the low 30"s. My complaint this week is the extra foot and a half of snow we received. Because there were several feet of snow on rooftops we had to have our garage/studio shoveled off. Unfortunately there's no place left to put the snow. This is how the access to the garage and studio looked as they were starting to shovel.

Here's what the backside looked like after it was shoveled. My car is inside behind the snow.
Yesterday we had some heavy equipment and dump truck arrive to get rid of some, and Don shoveled the rest. Today I can get the car out! The snow has caused several collapsed buildings, including our only grocery store.

 Seventy Days to 70 #15 - 21

 #15 Faux metal patina with acrylic paints
 #16 Watercolor background with foil added
 #17 Collage of recycled security envelopes
 #18 Crayola fabric transfer crayons, happiness stencil
 #19 chain stitch in hand dyed pearl cotton
 #20 Deka transfer paints
#21 handmade newspaper yarn couched with pearl cotton

I'm finding that its good to get out old supplies, the Deka transfer paint was so old that it was completely dried up. Fortunately the papers that I had painted were still usable. For those that are unfamiliar with these paints; they are painted onto paper then ironed onto a synthetic fabric to transfer the color.

The faux metal patina paints were not in much better condition. So I'm tossing a lot, which is a good thing.

Weekly Stitching #4 The five universal shapes

Daily Stitching
 Shades of orange #310-316

2017 Daily stitching

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 2 of Seventy days to 70

We are really experiencing winter this year, there has been snow on the ground since early December and there are now record amounts of snow. To top it off it's been cold, minus 9 (F) when I got up this morning and now mid afternoon we are at 4 degrees (F). I'm ready for spring. Since I've been hunkered down inside you would think I've been able to accomplish a lot, not so, but I have done my weekly and daily projects.

Seventy Days to 70 #8-14

 #8wool roving and yarn hand needle felted 
 #9pattern tissue, wrinkled and applied with gel medium and metallic paint
 #10 silk sari ribbon woven and fused
 #11 angelina fibers, fused together, cut into shapes and fused to filter
 #12 painted and heat distressed tyvek , glued on
 #13 hot glue stencil, sprayed with walnut ink
#14 Indigo dipped and hand stitching
So far I'm having fun with these and have even come up with more ideas of what to do, only 56 to go.

Weekly Stitching, Universal Shapes

Week #3

Daily Stitching

Shades of Orange #303-309

I realized I haven't named the other daily I'm doing, I'll have to come up with something soon. here is what I did this week.

I'm still working in the one corner, but have some areas completely filled in. I'm surprised at how long it takes to fill in a small area completely.

Later in the week I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"