Just finished this wall hanging this afternoon - called Debbie's Bubbles. I had taken a course at Quilt University with Dena Crain. It measures 19" x 25". It was working with gradated fabrics and adding various embellishments.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|Week 12 - Barred Chain & Alternating Barred Chain|
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Today is St. Patrick's Day and I am in a curling bonspiel. For the game this morning we wore these shamrocks and the colour green - and we won that game - must be lucky shamrocks! It is a beautiful day outside and the snow is almost gone. This is my photo for this week's challenge.
This is my first entry into this challenge - still trying to catch up on the other weeks.
|Week 11 - Eyes of March|
A few Sundays ago I was out walking on the frozen lake near my home - it was a beautiful still day out, no wind, and I just walked for a few hours admiring the size and colour of the ice ridges that had formed. It is too bad that I did not have someone with me to photograph to see the size. Warm weather has arrived and these ridges are no longer still - but moving and shifting as the lake starts to thaw.
|Week 10 - Be Still|
I made this fabric postcard for my husband and mailed it to his business postbox. So that when he went to get his business mail - among all those flyers and bills he found this to show him that he was still well loved and thought of. It brightened up his day...
|Week 7 - True Love|
Now that I am retired - I can find the time to pursue activities that I did not have time for when I was working. This year I want to get back into photography and my objective is to use my lens more - especially the macro lens I bought just before life got in the way.
Friday, March 16, 2012
This is my Whipped Wheel Stitch - I obviously need a lot of practice. I felt fairly comfortable with the first 10 stitches. This is my first time posting to TAST. I am very excited to be a part of this group and I hope to learn LOTS!
|Week 11 - Whipped Wheel stitch|
This site is still under construction - it will be changing as I learn how to maintain a blog. I have recently noticed that there are groups out there that share the same interests as I do and that they have offered challenges.
I became interested in one called TAST 2012 - Take a Stitch Tuesday. Here a different embroidery stitch is featured each week with samples and the object is to complete either the basic stitch or push it further in a creative manner and submit a photo of their work.
Another challenge is called Project 52 - a photo challenge. Here a different theme is posted each week and challengers post their photo.
I also want to publish photos of other work that I am doing - quilting or art.
I will start with these two and see how they fit into my schedule - as well as learning how to complete and maintain this blog.