Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Embroidery In Work

Tide Pools
 (working title)

4.75"x 6.75"

Hand embroidery on fabric dyed
with plants, and mono printing
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Life Line

Life Line11"x14"

Machine and hand embroidery
over a mono print on fabric,
piecework, insertion
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

My New Truck and Other Things

I saw this metal truck at the grocery store parked next to some plants and other decorative objects. I knew I had to have it, but for some reason I kept passing it by. Yesterday, I went to town for a lunch date and while I was there, decided that it was going to be truck purchasing day. They were gone! OK, that is what I get for not buying it the minute I saw it. But wait. I will just walk down the whole front of the store just to make sure. And look. I found it. It was sitting on the ground surrounded by other things. It was bigger then I remembered, but it went straight into my cart and then home. I was so excited. Here it is. I plan to put a small plant in the back.

You thought I had forgotten about the Tassels, right? Well no. They were just in the chorus waiting for a chance to take step up to the foot lights. Here is the one I made this morning and I think it is Star material. I made it from some of my hand spun yarn--silk and rayon fabrics spun with "knots" and "flags". I added a couple of large pearl buttons and some hand rolled felt beads. The felt beads were fun and so when I finished the Tassel...
I made more of Beads out scraps from unsuccessful  projects. I have been looking for beads with larger holes. Most of the ones I make, are made on a knitting needle and have regular sized holes. These will be useful. Plus I used up some of those unloved patches I made a couple of years ago.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Experimenting with the placement of these two pieces..
Lace-like pieces made by hand and machine embroidery.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fishnet Anklet

My daughter Bonnie suggested I try this pattern,
 with some of the new cotton yarn I ordered. After many stop and starts
in yet another color yarn, I finally got the hang of it and I believe
 it is the easiest and quickest sock I ever made. I plan to make one in
each of the three colors and then I will go back and make
 the matching sock for all three.
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A Mother's Day Cake for You

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Friday, May 10, 2013

A River Runs Through It

A big scary storm last night. Wind (tornado warnings), hail, lightening, rain. I thought we might have to get in the closet with our blankets and pillows.

It could have been much worse. We have some tree limbs down as well as a couple of small trees.

and lots of small branches.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013