Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunday Stitches

I worked on my embroidered mandala last night as my husband and I watched Mercy Street and Victoria on Public Television. On a whim, I decided to add birds to the mix - time consuming but fun. I tried to figure out how to do them as simply as possible. I have to say, I'm really enjoying this project.

It was a snowy weekend, but the snowfall ended earlier than expected today, which gave us a chance to get out to an appointment and some errands. The weather is so unpredictable around here in February!

And, of course, some members of the family hunkered down to sleep all day!

And I received a lovely surprise today from my Sweetie and thought I'd share it with you!

Here's wishing you a very happy
Valentine's Day!!

Hope you're finding some time for creativity!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Faces

Hello friends - I hope you've had a great week.
Have you been up to anything creative?

Among other things, I've been working on a sketch for a new stitched profile picture.
This is my drawing which I'll transfer to fabric,
 then use some machine and hand stitching on it.

Cats always feel they need to get in on the act, don't they?

I've also been doing some other portrait sketches - 
they start out more detailed, then I simplify them to make them 
more suitable for stitching.
I'm trying to build up a set of stitched faces, for which I'll make up
little stories, then try to decide how to incorporated the 
stories into the pictures.

We just had a snowstorm here in northern New England yesterday,
with a possibility of more storms coming up.
It sounds like many people are having dreary, messy winters all over, 
which is a good reason to stay inside and be creative.
I hope, wherever you are as you read this, that you will have a 
wonderful weekend. I'm so happy you stopped by!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday Stitches

It's amazing how they add up -
 tiny bits of progress on my '1 Year of Stitches' project.

This week I finished my circle of leaves and I'm wondering
what I'll add next. Somehow a new idea never fails to come
and I actually look forward to inventing a new detail for each row.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you'll have a creative week!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday Faces


In spite of her demure expression,
Lola can stand up for herself.
Like a certain famous Mary,
she has SPUNK!

(Miss you, Mary Tyler Moore.)

I think Lola would look nice in a
sweet little vintage collage.
What do you think?