Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Stitches

I've just completed my first week of the challenge One Year of Stitches: 2017. I decided to make a mandala, choosing different embroidery stitches as I go along. I'm using a Pilot Frixion pen to keep the rings fairly symmetrical - the ink of this pen disappears when ironed.

The fabric I'm using is about 14" square, and of course the rings will get larger and larger, so it may just take a year to finish. I'll probably frame it when done, since a pillow would be far too tempting for curious cat claws! 

It's also something I can work on every Thursday morning at the stitchers group I belong to. This group is one of the joys of my week, and I consider myself so lucky to belong to it. I would love to show you the blog I created for this group of talented ladies to showcase their work. It is called 'Around the Creative Table' and you can link to it here, If you have a minute to check it out, please consider leaving a comment. Yours could be the first comment we get!!

I've also started another textile class with my favorite instructor, Amy Ropple. And I'm excited about some new books I received for Christmas. Here are two of them...

 So, onward and upward - new ideas to try and new things to learn in this coming year. I'm planning to have a new character to share every week, starting this week, in a category called 'Friday Faces'. And maybe some little stories to go along with them! Stay tuned and

Have a great week!

Thanks for visiting!!


Pat said...

Thank you for your comment. I like your mandala, my first thought was a beautiful porcelain plate.I have both these books and have been fortunate to enought to attend workshops with both of them.

Shell said...

Your mandala is lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing all the new art you will be doing this year. Happy 2017.

Simone said...

A stitched mandala sounds(and looks) wonderful Judy! The new books look like great sources of inspiration too. Have a lovely creative week. x

sharon said...

Oh I do love what you're up to. A mandala is so spiritual, don't you think? Lucky you to belong to a group of stitchers. So much to gain from sharing.
I'll have to see if my library has either of your new books. They look amazing.
I'll be watching for more as you move along your year of stitching. Your work wraps hugs around us all.