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.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Tah Dah (sort of)

This afternoon I took the latest hussif off the embroidery frame, so I guess a 'tah dah' is in order.  I won't show you the whole thing today (the light was gone by the time I was finished so decent pictures weren't an option). In the meantime, here's the final section...

I added the iron and the vine to complete the stitching.  The vine is whipped chain stitch; the flowers are web stitches overlaid with lazy daisies with a red bead in the centre; and the leaves are simply three seed beads surrounded by another lazy daisy.  

For those of you who like to felt, you might find THIS interesting.  You might need to use the 'translate' feature to be able to read the directions.  

I promised I would let you know when Pam Kellogg's newest publication is available and I'm happy to say that you can get it now!  It's such a great resource - so much eye candy and filled with ideas galore.  It's the first of what is promised to be two volumes.  I can't wait to have my copy in my hot little hands so I can drool over it.  Click on the picture below to be taken to where you can order your very own copy! (oh, and while you're there, how about getting your copy of the latest 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine?).  You can also click on the cover picture in my sidebar to get your copy.



Today the quote is from Judith-Annette Milburn.... "Can you imagine experiencing the world as a great sandbox given for us to play in like we did as children?  As we play, we can also open ourselves to the exploration of our edges, always creating new adventures of self-exploration as we let go of old out-dated beliefs about ourselves"


9 comments:

Cathy said...

Your stitching is so cute! I can’t wait to see the completed hush!!

Cathy said...

I thought I’d left a comment before, but I think my machine ate it! Anyway, I love your stitching motifs! Can’t wait to see the finished hussif!

Vicki W said...

I love the steam coming off the iron!

Createology said...

Congratulations on completing your Hussif stitching. It is really stunning in black, white and touches of red. I hope you share the completed Hussif with photos here.

Kim said...

More darling little additions.....can't wait to see the finished hussif!

Christine Barnsley said...

Your hussif is beautiful Mary Anne! I love the vine you have added! Thank you for the link to Pam's book.... will have to go and investigate that! Christine x

karen said...

I was immediately drawn to that gorgeous sewing machine....wonderful...

janie krig said...

Lovely! The vine is great! Lots of fun.

Baa. xxx said...

Really like the vine with its red beads!