Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Slow Start to Daily Stitching #5

This was a busy week, I had seven family members here for four days so my stitching time was minimal. We had a great time even though five of our group didn't make it because of weather. We did the annual Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning, with the usual coffee stop on the way home.

On Friday morning instead of Black Friday shopping we stayed home and created.

My 50 plus year old sons drawing and coloring with the a few of the kids.

2019 Daily Stitching #5

It's started but not much has been done. To start with the color selection is minimal, but may change as I progress.

2019 Weekly Leaf  week 48
Solarfast on a commercial fabric

25 Million Stitches

Almost done, some more background to finish up.

My husbands surgery will be this coming week in Boise, so I will be spending time there in the hospital. I'll have some stitching, knitting and reading with me, and will be staying in a motel rather than driving back and forth.

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Daily Stitching #4 is done!

2019 Daily Stitching #4 , 85 Days

#5 is ready to stitch, I've narrowed my ideas down and have the felt fused to the back of the napkin and I'm ready to start!

2019 Weekly Leaf wk #47
Eco/botanical print on silk

25 Million Stitches

There is now a website that gives all the information on this project, click the link above.

I've finished my hands and have moved on to the background.
I've also been following them on Instagram and Facebook and it is so inspiring to see what people around the world are doing.

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

Friday, November 15, 2019

Daily Stitching #4 almost done

I'm almost finished with my fourth daily stitching for the year, just some blank spots around the edges are left to do.

 I'm still undecided on what to do for the next one, I have three ideas in the running. Hopefully by next week I'll have settled on one.

2019 Weekly Leaf #46

Solar fast print on vintage cotton damask

25 Million Stitches

The third hand is done, just the background is left to stitch. It looks rather lumpy now but with the background filled in it will smooth out.

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Oak Leaves

A friend of mine has an oak tree in her backyard so I gathered a hand full of leaves to print. Most of the oak trees around here are red oak and have points at the end of the leaves, but I was told this is a Burr Oak and the leaves are more rounded. At any rate I liked the shape of the leaves. I had time to do four cyanotype prints, removed the color from three of them, left one that way and then toned the other two. So far I have the prints, an idea or two of what I want to do with them, but that's as far as I've gotten.
The top left is the unadulterated cyanotype, top right is with the color removed, bottom left is toned with red wine and bottom right is toned with tea.

2019 Weekly leaf, week 45
Solarfast on vintage silk

2019 Daily Stitching #4
I'm starting to run out of space.

25 Million Stitches
Two hands done and the third started.

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