Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas is Coming

And our front porch is ready...

No stitching or painting yesterday, instead I filled the crock on the porch and made a wreath for the door. 

The only other thing I did yesterday was start on the clutter clearing in my studio.  I have one work surface cleared, today I’ll be able to work on some  WIPS (works in process) and start to clear another surface. 

The goal is a clean, clutter free studio by Christmas.  We’ll see!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sun Moon and Stars Progress and some Christmas

A bit more on this one and then a break to do some Christmas stitching while I consider where this is going.

I usually make a table runner for Christmas but one can only use so many table runners and I've already given enough away; it's time to do something different.  I saw this wreath in a fabric store and thought it would make a nice centerpiece with a candle.  I  bought some very nice Christmas fabric but couldn't get a pattern so I took a photo and bought some not so good Christmas fabric to try and figure it out.  This is the not so nice though it isn't too bad.  I think it will work just fine in the middle of our kitchen table.

This is the good fabric
And some detail...

The one I saw had little star buttons  holding the tips together where I have the butterfly pin.  I don't know if I'm going to add those or not.  There's time to decide.  Meanwhile I have some of this fabric left, lots of the flap fabric and a bit of the stripe,  Maybe another table runner after all.  We shall see.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sun, Moon and Stars Continued

A bit more progress, now it's time to think a bit about what direction it should take.

Meantime I'm stitching another bookmark....

I have a lot of thoughts today but don't want to share, my mother taught me... "if you can't say something nice don't say anything."  I started the morning smarting off to someone who said something about the deplorable Trump supporters and how upset she was with we Americans.  She is Canadian.  I regretted it but too late.  Hillary was gracious in her speech today.  Trump gave a good one too.  They both worked hard.  Now it's time to put differences aside and move forward.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bookmarks, More Sun Moon Stars & A Fish

I finished this one today, This one is 9" x 4".  The rest are about the same + or - a bit. Here are 4 more.  They can act as a mug rug while you are reading or they can hang on your wall.  They'll be at the Gallery Uptown along with the wine bags.

So back to Sun, Moon and Stars.  I've stitched the 9 patch to a larger piece and printed it so I can play with what to do next.

Meanwhile, I've passed this fish on the sidewalk every weekday morning walking our grandson to the bus.  Finally as I walked back home today I decided I had to take a photo and use it somehow.  I'm not sure how for certain but I love it enough, it may end up in several works, fiber and paint.