It feels so good to get back to stitching and here is a photo of a little bit of the progress I've made (can't show you the whole thing because the other side is where I'm working)....
- My online friend Lyn shared information about the 'Dangerous Pockets Project' and you can find more details HERE. Please think about playing along! (Thanks Lyn!)
- Kathy Shaw has just posted that she's opened registration for her ICQC-104 (Mixed Motifs with Fabric) free online class. More information can be found HERE. You have to act fast though because she only leaves registration open for a couple of days!!
- There's a free pattern HERE to make your kitty or small dog a sweet little bed.
- Fun tutorial HERE to use up clothing labels!
- THIS is an interesting pattern for a crocheted pillow cover, but could easily be enlarged to make an afghan if you wish.
- A set of THESE would make a lovely gift for someone special....and for yourself too!
- I really like THIS idea for a memory keepsake of a wedding dress.
I came across this and thought it might serve well as a quote for today..."We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. So I'm not fat, I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't hold any more so it started filling up the rest of me. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!!"
Oh Wow! How amazing is your stitching. The house, the little birdie sitting in the tree...the tree, the flowers in the garden, the grass......all have such incredible and lovely detail. How lovely it is to visit you again and look upon your sublime creativity!ReplyDelete
Awww thank you Kim! You're certainly good for my ego. The bird is a raven and a nod to the poem 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe. This piece has been spoken for by our #1 son and he has been a fan of that poem ever since he was a teenager - even to the point of having a raven tattoo. Thought maybe adding one to the tree might make him happy!Delete
You're stitching is beyond gorgeous...can I say thank you for sharing such goodness all the time. Got my eye on the pockets, I love to be a participant in contests and challenges.ReplyDelete
Thank you!! I enjoy what I do, despite the fact that I spend a ton of time staring at my project wondering what I should do next. And I like the pocket challenge too and am toying with a design that I might submit.Delete
Lovely lovely lovely! Your landscapes and barns are so beautiful. I love this tree. Your links are wonderful and have so much variety. The “Pocket Project” sounds very intriguing and my mind is whirling with ideas. I am so glad to know my fat is really my extra years of knowledge...LOLReplyDelete
Yes, isn't it wonderful that we're so full of knowledge?! Thank you for your kind words about my projects too.Delete
You tease you. I still cannot wrap my head around what you do! I saved the links to the purse with the labels - what a cool idea! And the wedding dress necklace . . . I like that too. That would make a great gift for my girls or daughter-in-law or a granddaughter (If I ever have one hahahahahaha!).ReplyDelete
I liked the label bag too and promptly kicked myself for finally tossing a whole bunch of labels I had leftover from when I did the recycled jean jackets. They were hanging around in my sewing room for far too long but of course, hindsight being what it is, now I wish I'd kept them!Delete
Really nice composition. I enlarged the photo to see the details!ReplyDelete
Oh dear - don't enlarge it TOO much or you'll see all the flaws!!!Delete
Your landscape is fabulous! I'm sure your son will love it. Thanks for sharing your work.ReplyDelete
#1 son has never before asked for any of my 'art' -although he's not above requesting felted slippers and mittens.Delete
Your work is lovely, and it's a treat to see your work in progress. It's also good to see you "back" again!ReplyDelete
Thanks Quinn - it's good to be back doing the things I love. There are still issues to deal with but the worst is behind us so hopefully I'll be able to fit a little bit of creativity back into my days.Delete
Really like the tree and its birdie!ReplyDelete
The raven/crow is a nod to Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' - a poem that our son has liked since he was in high school.Delete
Hi MA, I have resurfaced in blog land and the first place I knew I needed to check was your blog! I noticed your request for images of old/abandoned buildings. There is a barn that immediately came to mind but it is winter here (as if you don't know that) and we have a lot of snow. Would you prefer building shots that were not surrounded by white? If so, I'll make a mark in my calendar to take some shots in April!ReplyDelete
Yay - thank you!! I love having new pictures to work from so I'll happily look forward to seeing yours. Snow-less is probably best, but then again I can always try working with snow too. The best photos actually are in the spring and the fall when the trees and such aren't in full show and obscuring the details of the structure. Thanks for thinking of me (and glad to see you back!).Delete
Especially Love the tree and the grass “a la fringe” under the house! I think of you on my 60 mile bi-weekly trip to a friends on old country roads. There are several barns but really no place to stop and take a picture. Love your works of art!ReplyDelete
The fringed grass is becoming my trademark I think. I thought I'd not bother with this one and then I looked at it and decided that it needed it. I like the texture. This one is going in a frame when I'm done (provided I can find a cheap thrifted frame that will work).Delete
Wow! You are working on another stunning piece. Beautiful. Love your quote, too! :) Wishing you a fantastic week.ReplyDelete
Thanks Renee! I think this one might be my favourite yet and I'm glad our #1 son wants it so I'll be able to continue to see it once in awhile.Delete
It looks like you've done a lot of stitching since I saw it last. I love all the tree detail. And the bird - I'm thinking it's a raven?ReplyDelete
Yes - it's a raven (as a nod to Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven')Delete