Saturday, May 30, 2009

Whimsical Lace Birds

I have some samples of decorator lace, and decided to use them to make some birds for my windows. I thought it would be pretty to be able to see the lace pattern against the outside foliage.
 After drawing a simple bird design, I used some heavy duty interfacing to provide a sturdy outline. 
I have a few details to work out, but I think they will be sweet for my porch windows, and for gifts.
Mostly fusing, and very little sewing!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

New ATCs

 I needed to make some ATCs 
and thought it would be fun to hand stitch them,
 using silky fabrics from my "fancy " stash. 
I added a little lace for frothy waves, 
some beading for flowers 
and a bit of fiber and cording for outlining, 
and mounted everything on some stiffened felt.

Later, when I went into my sewing room, 
I realized that I had left the drawer 
containing my silky stash open, 

Someone has very elegant taste in bedding!
She looked so comfy I let her stay
there for the morning!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Creative Again!

I'm just pulling some of my painted fabric flowers out to make a new picture! Creativity has been on the back burner lately but I'm getting revved up again!
New finished works coming soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Springtime Meadow

I finished this piece today, an applique landscape, using all hand painted fabrics. Instead of my usual zig-zag stitch around each element, I used heavyweight brown top stitch thread in a straight stitch as an outline. There is also a bit of hand embroidery in the flowers among the rocks in the lower portion. 
This piece was a pleasure to make. I love trees, beautiful skies and landscapes in general, and it was fun to use fabrics I had painted myself!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

Here's wishing all the Moms who read this post today a happy and blessed Mothers Day!

I remember today, especially, with great love, my own darling Mom, who left this world two years ago, but whose love I feel all around me each and every day. 

Have a lovely day, everyone!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An Excerpt From Kristy's Diary

It's a raw, rainy day and I have settled down for a nap
I hear the click of a shutter. It wakes me up and I get started on my bath.

I look up and see that she is still there, clicking away.

I say, in my droll way,

"Excuuuse me -
May I have some privacy, please?"

It is so difficult, living with humans!