Thursday, December 6, 2018

More Donation Quilts

A couple of weeks ago I was given a couple of pieces of fabric to use in donation quilts and I now have one done and one waiting for me to quilt it.
This is the finished one, the very brightly patterned fabric in the stars is what I was given.

This one is ready to quilt, the grey background print is what I was given.

I used up every single bit of the two fabrics and it was a fun divergence.

This morning the Art Guild met to change art at the various locations we have around town. I hadn't gotten anything new done so it was time to go through old work. I found a pair of pieces that had been patterned with flour paste and paint, in a positive /negative circle design.


I added a few stitches on each, mounted them onto canvas and they are now hanging at Weiser Classic candies.

2018 Weekly Leaf
Week #49



2018 Daily Stitching #3  Days #72 - 78
 The big green blob on the bottom left got turned into a green leafy shape.



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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Back to normal

I've settled back into my normal routine after the busyness of the past few weeks and it feels so good. We had a wonderful busy few days with family celebrating Thanksgiving and for the four youngest grandkids also Christmas since we won't see them then. Our only group picture (minus my hubby who was home smoking the brisket and turkey)is after the 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning we always stop for a bit of beverage before driving home and always find someone willing to be our photographer.


I finished the pair of socks I started this summer and wore them the next day, they were delightfully warm and cozy. This is my 12th pair since I started knitting in 2011.

I've put the border on the blue and white quilt top and I'm now waiting for fabric for the backing.

2018 Weekly leaf #48

The last 5 are all cyanotypes on green fabric.



2018 Daily Stitching #3 days 64-71
Lots of background and a few more shapes added.





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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last week I got busy and didn't write a post and this week it's going to be a very quick one and a day early. Later today we have family arriving for Thanksgiving, so we will have a house full for the next few days.

Last weekend was the Arts and Craft Show here in town and I participated for the first time since we moved here and did quite well. This is how my space looked before opening on Friday.

It felt good to bring home much less than I took. I of course had to pick up a couple of things from other vendors, my favorite local potters were there so I have two new mugs. My hubby has already claimed one as his.

2018 Weekly Leaf
 week #46



Week #47




2018 Daily Stitching #3  days 51-63




Thats it for the past 2 weeks! Tomorrow morning we get up bright and early and all of us except my hubby will do a 5k Turkey Trot, it will be our 6th year of doing it together.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Making more botanical print cards and a quilt top

The week seems to have just slipped by, where did it go, what did I do with that time? I did make a quilt top out of a pack of 10" squares, I think I'll also add a border to it.


This was probably not my best use of time, but hey, a girl has to just sit and sew sometimes. I have no plan for this, it might end up as a donation quilt.

I turned some more botanical prints into cards and went through the pile and found more that will work. I've got about 40 made, I think I'm about out of envelopes so I'll have to stop soon go shopping.


2018 Weekly Leaf  week #45



2018 Daily Stitching #3  days 44-50
Most of my stitching on this was orange and blue french knots.


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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Botanical printed cards

Thank you to all who wished me good sales at the Art and Craft show, I've got 2 more weeks to go . The dates of the show are November 16 and 17.

This week I gathered up all the botanical prints that had been done on paper and made cards out of them. Here is a sampling.
I'm very pleased with how they came out and I finally found a use for all the prints. I originally did on paper because that's what I had instructions for, but since I normally play with fabric I experimented and found out what works on fabric. I even had the card stock and envelopes, so another project done using what's on hand.

2018 Weekly Leaf #44
botanical print on silk broadcloth



2018 Daily Stitching #3 days 37-43





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

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn leaves

I take a walk most mornings shortly after I get up, lately it's been very dark and I've just been focused on where I'm walking so I don't fall or run into something. Yesterday I decided it was time to take a second walk in the afternoon when I could see, and look at what I brought home with me.


I miss all these beauties in the morning. I do love some leaves with color.

Next month I'll be participating as a vendor in the annual arts and crafts fair here in town, after saying  I'd never do it about 13 years ago. I spent 16 years as a vendor at Quilt shows around the West selling hand dyed fabric and burnt myself out and the local craft shows were never a good option for me. But as I go thru all the stuff I've made and have sitting around here I thought it might be worth a try.

I found a stack of journals that I have received over the years and never used so I'm making covers for them with a zippered pocket. I have four done and 2 to go. These are the only new things I'll be taking.


I knew I had some scarves that I had dyed and when I dug them all out I was rather shocked to find that there were 35 of them. Silk ones and rayon ones, some were blanks that had already been hemmed, but several were just long strips of torn fabric with very soft frayed edges. I like soft frayed edges so that's the way they are staying. Those will all be for sale. I also have several small quilted pieces that have been mounted on canvas, those will also be for sale.

2018 Weekly Leaf #43
Back to the botanical prints for the next five.



2018 Daily Stitching #3 days 30-36

The top section is all filled in.



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