Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Projects for a New Year

The start of a New Year is always better when you have some new things to work on, but first a finish.
20"w x 24"h
vintage silk ties, kimonos and sari

Now on to new projects.
2019 Weekly Leaf, wk 1
 This is the fifth year of doing leaves and I'm starting out with some extra prints that I've made over the years. The first is a botanical print on vintage silk taffeta.

72 days of Landscapes

The first 72 days of the year I'll be making a small landscape piece each day, they will all be 6" x 8" some horizontal and some vertical. The base fabric on all of them is a piece of canvas, the actually landscape will be made from a variety of materials, fabric, paper, machine stitching, hand stitching, watercolor crayons, etc. I'm using the term landscape quite loosely and I'm hoping that they get better as I progress through the project.

day 1
watercolor crayons, dyed paper towels and kimono scrap with hand stitching

Day 2
watercolor crayons with both machine and hand stitching

Day 3
handmade paper, dyed paper towel and hand stitching

2019 Daily stitching, days 1-3
This year I'm stitching on a vintage damask napkin that is 21inches square. There is a circular design woven into the fabric that I'll be stitching first, after that I'll probably start making things up. There are floral designs woven in but I'll be ignoring those.

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


  1. Visiting your place is never a disappointment, Linda. Your 72 Days of Landscapes is going to be magic. I love your new leaves. AND....your Settled work of art is a masterpiece!

  2. I look forward to seeing your landscapes and your daily stitching. I was gifted with a set of vintage napkins. I think I have enough dyed ones, perhaps I should do some stitching on them instead.

    1. I have about thirty dyed ones and these were in such beautiful condition I thought I'd do some stitching, I have 6 that match.

  3. Such a lovely variety of projects to work on.
    "Settled" is gorgeous... love the variety of coloured threads you used!

  4. The silk project has a wonderful sheen and your stitches add great texture with the matching threads. The landscapes look so fun. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress on the new projects

  5. I love your finish. What a wonderful way to use log cabins. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with that vintage napkin.

    1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to it also:).

  6. OMG, what lovely multi-media landscapes! Look forward to visiting what you'll be doing throughout the year.

  7. Happy New Year, your projects are so creative and inspiring and never fail to bring a smile to my face. I am very partial to your leaf pieces and have loved watching them over the years. I am looking forward to seeing the 72 landscapes over the weeks ahead.

    1. Thank you, I'm hoping the landscapes improve.