Thursday, October 30, 2008
I also worked on the next project you will see. However, the battery needed charging on the camera so I don't have a photo for you. I have started a new line drawn canvas my mom did for me. It is an interpretation she used to paint, and I will post a photo for you tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Answering questions: I am not sure which one of the new little projects I will do first. I need to gather thoughts and ideas as to how I will be working them, but I will let you know.
Summer Dream is at the framers. It is going to be a very simple gold frame with a black interior to show off the piece.
I will be starting the next piece in progress shortly. I am still getting my fiber decisions made.
Yes, I will be doing more stumpwork, but not the next one or two pieces.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I hope you have enjoyed watching this piece develop. I encourage you to try stumpwork and highly endorse Luan Callery's instructions. She has made this piece a joy to stitch!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Gail: The piece does not use a lot of thread to complete the different features. I was very surprised!
Cyn: Since we are so close to being done, you will have to wait a couple more days for a full picture as I want to show the closeups of all the individual components! Be patient, my dear, the end is in sight! LOL
Monday, October 20, 2008
This piece is moving right along and thanks to all of you for the encouragement!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I will finish the other two tomorrow night.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
So thanks for reading my blog and sharing the award!
I continue to be amazed at how many people tune in to see what I am doing....or not! LOL
I enjoy the stitching and I also read several other blogs.....as you can see by the partial list to the right!
Well, according to the rules of this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from
.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.
So, I am in a dilemma, since I read more than 7 and don't want to hurt any one's feelings!
I love to read all the blogs posted on the right. Most times I just start at the top, and hop down the list, checking in and reading what all those stitchers are doing.....and then I read the blogs they read......and then......Oh, no, it is waaaay past my bedtime again! LOL
So, since I already read Laura's, I am going to recommend that you check it out as ishe is a great designer!! Lots of wonderful ideas, great photos!
And, since I cannot possibly pick just five others.....I am inviting you to start reading and roaming through the ever increasing blogs that a world of creative people are writing....and showing pictures.....
Thursday, October 16, 2008
All the wired elements will done after all the stitching is done.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tomorrow night I start the bottom two petals!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tomorrow I start the lily located at the bottom right of the design.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Jane in CH has asked what other pieces are there to be wired. I checked the instructions tonight, and there is one leaf on the lily that goes on the bottom right of the piece that will be wire stitched. The butterfly wings will be shade stitched and I will be started on that tomorrow night.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tomorrow, I start the bumble bee wings!
Friday, October 3, 2008
This is the one I chose for me!
Great description for life lately!
We will be home on Saturday afternoon, but I won't have a new entry for you until Sunday!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Last, I stitched the ribbon piece to the back of the piece to hold the frame upright. This takes a little fuss time of pinning it, standing it up to make sure it is level, and then finally stitching it in place.
See, that wasn't so hard, was it?
I have gathered all of my supplies
Top right is quilt batting, plastic foam. The second row is red satin, cording, and a back mount piece cut from cardboard. The bottom row is the finished piece, a copy of the finished piece, and a thin carboard piece cut to match the copy of the finished piece.
Having grabbed the scissors, I cut the canvas piece piece allowing a fold back section all the way around. See, he is pretty close to the copy. Then, I cut a hard piece of cardboard to match the paper one on the bottom right.
Next I cut a piece of my quilt bat, which I think is called angel bat, as it is pretty thin. It goes on top of the finished piece which is now laying face down. On top of that I have put the hard back cardboard cut out. Everybody with me, so far?
Now, I grab my special stash of sewing pins--the ones that have glue hardened on them, used only for finishing--and have started applying a little of Ailene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Now grab a pin and push it into place folding the canvas edges to the back. I pin about every 1/4 inch or so. Even though it is is quick dry we have to wait for the glue to dry!
I have been very busy helping DH the last few days, and many of you have asked about us. We are fine, but taking care of some business, and will resume the stumpwork in a little while. Thanks for checking on us and we are fine and do appreciate your concern.