OMGosh this is Sharon's Tast challenge for week 4....Anybody that knows me, even my mentor because she spent at least 3 hours with me on doing this stitch, knows that this stitch and I do not get along. When I was practicing it, it looked ok I just do not think I like this stitch so I added a herringbone and a straight stitch to it and now I like it better...enjoy and Thanks Sharon!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Back in November a group of us made 3 blocks and sent them to Kathy Shaw. She was going to do one and send it back to us then the other 2 went to two different people and needed to be returned by Feb. 1st. I did send mine back to PJ and Andrea and forgot to post a pic so here they are...I hope they like them. I will post the ones that were done for me shortly. Have a great day.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Just wanted to let you all know that Ramona has a new site for all of us bloggers to go and get some wonderful new friends and inspiration. If you will go here you can check it out for yourselves http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/01/friendship-friday-blog-hop-3.html her question for this week in What inspired you this week? There are so many things that inspire me, this week particular was the fact that I was going to go to a small group we have at our LQS on thursday and it is called Greatful threads and it is just where a few of us like to add to our artistic selves something different other than quilting. It is very exciting to see what people do. The theme was HotStuff and my take on it is in the post before this but due to weather I did not go but will manage to see pics soon. Really other bloggers, friends, life in general is an inspiration. I can look out the window and see inspiration, it is all relevant in the artist view I think. Please check her out and she has also picked a friend whose blog you can check out that is wonderful.. Have a great day.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hi we have a group called "Greatful threads" that meet once a month at our quilt shop. The weather is really foggy and rainy so no meeting but I wanted to post a pic of our challenge. We had a one word challenge that we were to make no bigger than a 12 x 12 or we could make a 9 x 12 as a donation to the Alzheimer Campaign here is my picture..........Remembering the theme is HotStuff! I used muslin and added a piece of cheesecloth saturated in modge podge and water mixed...then I used watercolor paint for the background and also for Mr thermometer added batting and a backing, quilted it then added the binding...enjoy!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I made a little coin purse and decided to add some leaves and doodling of the FMQ that I have been doing. The only thing is it seemed like all my stitches were loose in the back. Does anyone know what causes this. I messed with the tension on the top but it really did not seem to help. What I did use was bottom line thread. Help if you can....here is a pic
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I just watched a video from SewCalGal's FMQ. Frances is our teacher for January and our first one was working with leaves this is my first try at it. I found this really fun and wanted to post a pic of it. For those that do not know. SewCalGal has teamed up with other quilt artist to teach FMQ in 2012 on our home sewing machines. Look for her button on my sidebar and join in. Here is a pic of my first experience with FMQ, have a wonderful day! As you can see for some reason I could not remember the little squiggly line inside the leaf but I did get the hang of it..i will keep trying...thanks Frances
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I am on Sharon B's TAST program for "2012". Our first stitch was the fly stitch........ http://www.pintangle.com/journal/2012/1/3/take-a-stitch-tuesday-week-1.html Sharon will post a new stitch every Tuesday and this is the one for this week. I would like to do a bell pull, that is my intention but it is not together yet so I will work on my candle mat and try to finish it. I used 2 strands of floss and then added the pink silk ribbon in the same stitch. I think it would make a pretty flower. Hopefully in a few weeks my bell pull will be finished...thanks for taking a peek....