Monday, January 11, 2016

New projects progressing

At the start of one of my year long projects I always feel some hesitation and uncertainty and this year is no different. Even though I'm still doing basically the same thing the slight changes I make knock me out of my comfort zone, and that is a good thing. The change in colors has me rethinking how I'll get the leaf image on the square and I'm still trying to figure out how I will incorporate some mixed media stuff. I am loving fusing the stitched leaf to the felt and I have purchased three more colors of felt so I now have 52 squares ready for the year.

Week #2
This week I pulled out a fat quarter that I dyed and over dyed several years ago and put it aside.

I saw leaves, and that freed me up from making a decision on what and how I was going to print.

I ripped out this section. I am ripping the fabrics into 6 1/2inch squares because I love the soft fringy edges.

Finished, after lots of stitching!

Daily Stitching Updates

Mini Gelli Prints #5-#11

I printed about three and half weeks worth of blocks one afternoon and had so much fun doing them that I forgot to take pictures. Next time I print I'll remember to have the camera with me and get some process photos.

Sari Ribbon #298-#304

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. I love it when I find an image in my hand-dyes. You certainly have taken the best advantage of it. I like the soft fringy edges, too.

  2. Love the halo of brown round the edges of the leaf. very life like.

  3. Love to stitch on dyed and printed pieces, too. This is a beautiful leaf!

  4. Beautiful leaf! And I love what you are doing with the sari strips.

  5. The leaf is so successful and I love the sari strips too.

  6. Terrific eye candy.... As always! Your leaf is wonderful

  7. Wow! You have been productive and all so pleasing to see!

  8. Wow that is quite a leaf. I love the stitching, it really makes the piece quite unique and lovely