Friday, May 8, 2015

Long time no see.

It would appear that over the last weeks that my creative edge has returned.  This is in part thanks to the wonderful ladies on our development.  We have started a small group called Ladies That Do and are teaching each other our skills.

Anyway here are some pictures of recently completed projects.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween costumes

Very proud to say that despite only being in our new home a little more than a week I was able to set aside a day to make my girls their requested costumes.

Amanda wanted to be a fairy, so with her love of texture I made the bodice out of velvet and the skirt is lined in purple satin and with an over skirt of over dyed sheer with a squabble of course.  Then a set of over sized wings at a bargain price of $5 made for a happy young girl.

Don't you just love the socks!

Then Fiona wanted to be a woodland pixie.  I was firmly told that pixie don't have wings!  For this I used a dress she already owns that is a red mesh with an underlay of metallic purple.  I made the skirt as a separate item with a sparkly green sheer.  Then purchased two autumn floral pieces that I deconstructed and sewed onto the skirt, dress and a hair comb to give the woodland effect.

As luck would have it when Filna came home from school she told me that one of the local elementaries was having a Halloween Faire that evening so timing was perfect.

I am back!

Life went crazy for a while with my husband have a lot of work stress and hence a decision to relocate back To AZ.

We found a house with a 1,000 sq ft studio, okay it was originally a home theatre.  The wonderful husband said it was all mine but I honestly can't use that much space so I am sharing with my girls.

With the mention of my girls comes the next change in our lives...... At 45 I got the surprising news that I am pregnant!!,!?  So no at 19 weeks and all in well in that department.

Now a days my husband has been seen to smile and the girls are settling into their new schools.

That's enough of life.

In the process of moving and now unpacking the boxes I have realized that it is time to set a goal of using what I have and finishing projects.  Hence over the next however long the only new project allowed in this house is my Sue Spargo block of the month.

This is the back of a sweater from Vogue Knitting Early Fall call Textured Top.  I am using Rowan belle organic Aran which is a lovely soft wool cotton blend.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Earth and Twigs Finished

Well I spent last week quilting, by hand, my Sue Spargo BOM.  Over the weekend I attached the binding.

Now waiting for this years

I used Valdani perle for the quilting and just outlined the applique.  Now just to add a pole sleeve and it will be ready for hanging.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Monrovia - Stitched

Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy doing something. In this case counted needlepoint, I have really enjoyed the way the layering of the stitches and threads has developed into a finished piece. In fact this piece is inspiring me to design a stocking it just remains to be seen if it actually makes its way out of my head and onto canvas.

I have also included a picture of a previous Jim Wurth ornament I did several years ago, I believe it is called Corination.

While I decide what to do next I have picked up one of the Countdown to Christmas advent ornaments by Kathy Schenkel.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Beauty Continues

I think I am beginning to think about designing pieces such as this.

The pleasure in stitching this and seeing each layer just add to the overall effect is breath taking.

Here are my latest steps.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monrovia - Jim Wurth

I have had the outline of this done for some time and it has been sat in my sunroom waiting it's turn.

Here you can see the long stitches that start to fill in the ornament.