Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Postcards

Every year I make a few Valentine Postcards for the young people in my life. This year I made some hot glue stencils.

I used these with red paint and a gelli plate to print both positive and negative images.

Fused them to timtex interfacing.
Added some stitching, a backing, more stitching on the edges and then they were done and in the mail. I forgot to take pictures of the finished cards, but I'm sure you get the idea.

These are the socks I finished. Much to my surprise they came out matching. I never try to make them match, but the self striping yarn did it for me.

Also got the binding on the black and white quilt, but I need to get better photos so the stitching shows.

Seventy Days to 70 , #36-42  Last week I had several questions about the milk filters. They are about 4 1/2" round made of an interfacing type material and are white. I've challenged myself to do something to one a day leading up to my 70th birthday. I have to use materials that I have on hand and as you can see I have stuff.

 #36 Hand dyed rick rack, fused on
 #37 Painted gauze, scrunched and dried on the filter, square beads
 #38 hand printed fabric scrap fused, stitching
 #39 Origami folded square of hand dyed fabric, filter painted with dyna flow
 #40 Painted with Dyna flow, stenciled with Shiva paintstiks
 #41Pan pastels, stenciled, stitched
#42 Textile painted applied with hand carved stamp, french knots

Weekly Stitching, The Five Universal Shapes 

Week #7

Daily Stitching updates

Shades of Orange #331-337

2017 Daily Stitching

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


  1. I love the stitching on the basic shapes. Very pretty! I surely would have run out of ideas by now for the circles.
    Gorgeous socks!

  2. Eh bien on peut dire que votre semaine fut bien remplie, j'aime les broderies

  3. So many beautiful stitches and textures! Such a creative idea for the valentine's card!

  4. You always have such interesting things to look at. The ideas you come up with for your milk filters are so inventive. Beautiful embroidery.