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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Plugging along

Well, at least I'm able to get back at my stitching, which is a huge step in the right direction.  I even actually managed to spend a whole night in bed last night (as opposed to having to be propped up in the recliner).  Still not working on anything I'm able to show you quite yet, so I will continue on with 'the series' (at risk of losing my faithful readership who really do want to see something new!!).

 Back in 2011 I was heavily into working with recycled denim and one of the things I designed and created then was a circular knitting needle case.  To the left you can see the outside and below the inside of what I came up with.  Unfortunately I didn't keep the pattern and couldn't likely make another one like it now (at least not without a lot of thought!).

 In 2011 I took part in another art doll round robin and this is the 'naked' doll I sent out into the world.

Her 'skirt' was metal as I remember, but I don't know the origin of it.  The upper 'body' was a glass part from a lamp.

Below you can see what came back to me, complete with her own table and vase of pretty flowers.  Her name was 'Anneelaw'.

I also took part in a crazy quilt heart swap and this is the one I created...

Today the quote is from Aristotle... "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"


  1. More amazing projects...

  2. Glad you are starting to feel a bit better Mary Anne! You have made some very interesting projects... I particularly like the crazy quilted heart! Hope your allergies continue to improve! Christine x

  3. Hi, Mary Anne. I've enjoyed seeing your review of projects. The recycled denim projects are lovely and of particular interest to me as I have a large stack of jeans that seems to be growing. Best wishes for getting better.

    Best, nadia

  4. You really have an original eye!
    Glad you're starting to feel better :)

  5. Congratulations on your win wth Suzy and her lovely journal kit. You certainly have an amazing repretoire of accomplished handmade projects. Happy to hear you are able to sleep in bed. Continued Healing Energy Dear...

  6. Hi MA
    So glad you are feeling better. A little stitching is surely a healing help!! Love seeing past projects. Funny how our interests change over time.
    xx, Carol

  7. So glad you are feeling better! It's fun to look back on old projects and see the path you have taken.

  8. Fun stuff Mary Anne. Healing takes time, so take the time you need. Sounds like you are on the mend!

  9. Yay! There is something wonderful about being able to breath well enough to sleep in your bed after being so miserable that a recliner was necessary. (((Hugs))) Your knitting case is wonderful and I just love the heart you made for the heart swap!

  10. I am enjoying this journey into your past....


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