Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Showing Dad how to use Blogger

One of my Dad's illustrations from his sketchbook. I am showing my blog off while at home and trying to teach my Dad about it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

What happened to that play day?

If you were wondering what I did with all those papers I dyed on my play day last month well here it is. First I ripped up those papers to make them a little smaller and to make the lettering not so obvious. I arranged them to make a rectangle. Then I took each piece of paper and used a watery mix of metallic paint on each. Some pieces I used more paint than others.

After the paint dried I arranged the pieces on Iron on vilene and made one big sheet out of all the papers. In the picture below you can see the metallic paint reflecting in the sunlight.

Above you can see some copper leaves which I am going to verdigris to match some other leaves that will eventually be used on this piece.

This is how the piece looks today, I have done a lot of free machine embroidery and embellished with fancy yarns and threads.

Close up of free machining triangles and leaf outlines.

Embellished with ladder yarn and stitched spirals.

If you look at the back of this piece you can see all the stitching I have done.

This piece still has a lot of work to go, so stay posted to see how it turns out. I am planning on adding my verdigris leaves and doing some hand stitching and beading.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I am dreading today, I have to get my wisdom teeth pulled out. I haven't heard any good stories about wisdom teeth removal. Maybe I should have ordered this tooth fairy pillow from smoxcreations (Sleepy Sammy the Vampire - tooth fairy pillow) What is the going rate for wisdom teeth - I have to make sure the Hubs knows (so he can help out the tooth fairy, tough economic times ya know)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

Since it is July fourth, I have been hearing fireworks for a couple of hours now. We just got home from camping so we aren't heading out tonight to see them. I was just thinking about how you could use embroidery thread and stitching to represent fireworks, as with most things that come to you someone else has already done it so... I did a google image search for firework embroidery and this beautiful image popped up. It is by Mississippi Quilt Association member Marylin rose.

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