MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hot, hot, hot

Yes, it`s hot  cool.  Perhaps if I *think* cool it will happen!


This was the activity going on in our kitchen this afternoon....


This is the first stage of a new backsplash and is currently drying for a few days before putting the grout in to finish it off.  Jack (DH) and our friend John spent the afternoon in our hot little kitchen doing this.

I, on the other hand, spent the afternoon in my studio working on my ledger classwork.  This picture shows what I did the end of last week (today`s effort isn`t ready to show yet)....


Who knew you could stitch on tissue paper!!

11 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The tile looks great. So does your stitching!
xx, Carol

koralee said...

Oh stay cool my freind....the perfect temp. here today...love your new backsplash. Really you can sew on tissue paper! FUN! Hope your summer is going well...had to take a break from wearing my slippers but they will soon be back on my feet come this fall. xoxoxoxo

Suztats said...

wow, tissue paper? I would have thought that tearing and ripping would happen.
Looks good. ( the stitchin' AND the kitchen!)

~*~Patty S said...

Stitching on tissue paper sounds like delicate and wonderful work!

this piece certainly is pretty!

aren't you lucky to have two handy men around...your kitchen backsplash will not only look nice but it will clean up so nicely too!

Enjoy!
oxo

karen said...

who knew indeed? stay cool.....

liniecat said...

Smart tiling and natty stitching!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You are always exploring new things and doing such successful and beautiful things with them. Love your stitched tissue paper. Your backsplash looks really nice too.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Mary Anne this work is looking fantastic! Stitching on tissue paper?
Sounds cool - never tried that but only on serviettes which is similar and worked very well after using gesso on it!
Thanks for your kind comment about my studio!
These studios provide all the fuel for our art and soul!
x Suzy

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Mary Anne this work is looking fantastic! Stitching on tissue paper?
Sounds cool - never tried that but only on serviettes which is similar and worked very well after using gesso on it!
Thanks for your kind comment about my studio!
These studios provide all the fuel for our art and soul!
x Suzy

FredaB said...

He not only cooks great pies but he does tile work too? MA you are spoiled. Kidding aside it looks great. I need to have one done in my Florida kitchen. Maybe you can send Jack down for a holiday.

Your tissue paper turned out great. Mine was too thick and a disaster. I must try again with a lighter paste. I am still lagging way behind on this course. May never catch up.

Hugs
FredaB

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary Ann. Exciting stitching. I stopped over at the Flickr group for the ledger class--sooo impressive. I got so many ideas. What a fun class!
best, nadia