Saturday, February 29, 2020

Finished Jackets

While I was busy stitching on my jacket every evening for the last 6 weeks, Claire and Ruthie were also working on theirs. We are all finished and wore them to a concert the other night.

Ruthie and Claire had not done embroidery in years, other than the 15 Million Stitches Project, and I thought they did  great job. Click on the picture for a bigger view, then click again for even more detail.

We also had a collage day one afternoon with a stack of magazines and catalogs, cutting, tearing and pasting onto 8" x 12" canvas boards. The theme for this month was Clouds.

Mine--She Always Has Her Head in the Clouds

Claire---Dancing in the Clouds

Ruthie---Stormy Weather

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Stitching and Something Blue

Still stitching on my jacket. I was going to do a seed stitch all over the background in a variegated yellow/orange thread, but after doing a small section, I didn't like the way it looked, so I took it all out. I did two stars on the yoke and one of them used a new-to-me stitch. I'm going to do a little more on the yoke and then onto the front.

My new stitch is the second one in and it's called the Magic Chain. You use two different colored threads in one needle and was a little tricky to get started but then found it was pretty easy.

My third ornament is five inches diameter instead of six like my former two and uses this panel of Paula's that is all in blues, whites and silver

These are all different views of the same ball. I only used various shades of blue sequins and colored head pins and a lot of pearls. What you can't tell from the photo is how sparkly it is. I do like the look of it and think I will do another one of this size and coloring. I have plenty of that fabric left.

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Stitching, beading and a birthday.

I didn't get a whole lot done this week. My son was here for five days and we packed a lot in. It was also my birthday, which turned out to be a fabulous weather day, after some very cool days. I think it was the only birthday ever when I went to the beach. Then out later for dinner at a favorite restaurant that serves, along with fabulous food, my favorite Espresso Martini.

Almost finished with the stitching on the back. I want to do a seed stitch all over the background in a variegated yellow/orange thread

I only did a little beading on my second ball. I ordered some more colored and pearl headed pin, which will arrive today from Amazon.

 Picking him up at the airport. Fortunately Kurt was too old to be embarrassed by this greeting.

Katie's parents were staying with friends nearby and we all went out to lunch one afternoon.

I thought we had the waiter take a picture at my birthday dinner, but no one seems to have it in their phone, so I guess not. Anyway, it was a great day and week.