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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Other "HAND" Wall Art Hanging - A Miniature

 
 Created as a Miniature Block exchange,
we each made a miniature hand block
and signed it for each member of the group.
I chose to set my blocks among my 
hand painted fabric
and add a pop of black and white just for fun.
Proverbs 17:17, "A friend loves at all times"
is embroidered by my signature block.
Hand quilted. Hand dyed fabrics.
20 inches X 15 1/2 inches.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Anniversary Tim & Ashley - No Longer Two But One


I created this  Art  Wall Hanging for my son, Tim and his bride Ashley.
I added the heart block to a purchased pattern
 No Longer Two But One PDF Pattern And Tutorial - Matthew 19:6 Wedding Gift Clergy Stoles
Since then, I've created several pieces of art using the 
"No longer two but one" heart design and
have created a pattern for sale from it.
  It's so fun to see it hanging in their home.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Quilting Companion - Susa


Susa, is a sweet  quilting companion
when I sit under the plum tree and hand quilt.
 She's also a great greeter when human quilting companions visit.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Vintage Hand Applique Girls In The Rain

 This vintage  hand appliqued hand embroidered piece
was gifted to me and I'm pondering how to 
use it in a wall art hanging.  Should I simply
quilt it as is or add blocks around it?  Suggestions?
"Singin' In The Rain" $295
21 1/2 inches X 29 inches.
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Cross Body Red Purse


 I've created my purses for many years and recently wanted a "new" red purse.
I recreated this simple cross body  red purse from another quilted project,
 added a zipper pocket, and an Ultrasuede strap.
It's just the right size to carry the essentials. .
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Little Seed From Lysa Terkeurst 's Book It Will Be Okay

One of my Berlin grandsons' favorite book is
(Little Seed & Little Fox)
by Lysa Terkeurst.
I mean they really like it.
So in preparation for their furlough to the states,
my daughter suggested I create 
them each a "Little Seed" from the book.
 I am excited to give them when I see my grandsons 
whom I haven't seen except on Skype in a year.
 
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Screen Fiber Thread Catcher

While cleaning my studio today,
I quickly sewed this 
Screen Fiber Thread Catcher
with Velcro so it can be portable.
It's much nicer than the plastic baggie
I had taped to my sewing table....smile.
Maybe I should make another one. 
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Children Are A Gift


 I tidied up a small bulletin board where I pin various "pieces" of art.
This machine writing was to be for a different project but it didn't fit.
This beautiful piece was a gift when my name was drawn
from BaumCat.
Both are the right color for the recipient's decor. 
What great timing as these 2 pieces will be the base
of a composition I want to create for a upcoming baby shower. 
Stay tuned. 
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

2015 Saluda Arts Festival

Many fine arts and crafts at the Saluda Art Festival today.
Random Arts is having a great sale.
Lots of food and saw many artistic friends.
 What an inspiring time.
 Saluda Grade String Band 
Traditional Music of the Southern Appalachians
was playing too.
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"Teach Us To Number Our Days"

This Green Reversible Clergy Stole is ready for a 
great gift for Ordination or Seminary Graduation
or to show appreciation to your clergy or pastor.
Here's the  reverse Red Clergy Stoles side.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Black Thread Quilting On Black Fabric??

 It blends well as to not detract from the
black hands but it's a bit challenging
to see in process. Am I crazy?
Oh, and it's actually navy quilting thread
since I ran out of black quilting thread.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Thumbs Up" Finger Suggestions?

It's so nice to be able to enjoy the 
sunshine today and continue to 
hand quilting this HAND composition.
Suggestions as to the "fingers" on the red
batik "thumbs up"?
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Windows To The Soul"

"Windows To The Soul"
Created from hand dyed Free Style Cobblestone Blocks
in artist's improvisational style.
"Windows" 
seem to float on a black pieced background.
It's hand quilted in black thread.
26 inches wide X 29 inches long.
$850
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Friday, May 8, 2015

"Rotations" $650

Aqua and lime green are 2 of my favorite colors.
Adding Black and white batik fabric is another favorite of mine.
This composition  was created from bonus circles
gleaned from other creations and hand appliqued to the
hand dyed aqua fabric. It is hand quilted with cotton quilting thread
along with black Pearle cotton Big Stitch.
It will be part of a local upcoming exhibit.
30 inches X 24 inches.
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$650
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Renewing" $850

Preparing for a trip, I quickly cut circles from
blue, red and green batik fabrics to
hand applique in Bull's Eye Circles.
Those circles became "Trust In The Lord".
Of course there were extra fabrics which over time
were pieced into more Bull's Eye Circles.
Each year, in memory of a friend I create a completely
"Hand" piece.
"Renewing" is completely hand appliqued and hand pieced.
24 inches Wide X 39 1/2 inches Long.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Creating New Green Ordinary Times Clergy Stoles

Green is one of my favorite colors
and I delight in creating 
Clergy Stoles for pastors.
Side 1 incorporates some of my 
batik Free Style Cobblestone blocks
with various green batik fabric. 
I hope to have it in my Etsy Shop
by the end of the week.
Update:  This Clergy Stole is finished!!
Linked to Thursday Favorite Things
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Neo Natal Knitted Preemie Hat Pattern & Tutorial

 After years of knitting Preemie Hats for the local
Neo Natal Unit and several requests for my pattern,
I've chosen to put it in the blog and label it so it can be easily retrieved.
Feel free to pass this simply quick and fun pattern along
Knitted Preemie Hat

Supplies: 

2 pair of US Size #7  - 18 inch circular needles 
( double pointed needles can be substituted) 
Soft cotton or acrylic 4 ply yarn
5 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Directions:

Cast on 48 stitches.  
Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. 
Knit in the round until Preemie  hat is 4 inches long. 
Decrease for crown of hat:
Row 1 -Add stitch markers every 8 stitches.
Row 2 - K6 K2Tog Slip Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around.
Row 3 - K5 K2tog. Slip Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around.
 Row 4 - K4 K2tog. Slip Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around. 
Row 5 - K3 K2tog. Slip Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around.
 Row 6 - K2 K2tog. Slip Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around.
 Row 7 - K1 K2tog. Slip Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around.
 Row 8 - K2tog. Remove  Stitch marker. Repeat all the way around.
Cut yarn leaving a 4 inch tail. 
Using tapestry needle thread yarn tail though remaining 6 stitches and cinch together.
Knot yarn  to Preemie Hat Crown and weave  thread tail on the  inside of Preemie Hat.

Options:  Add stripes after 1 inch from beginning.

Variegated yarn creates natural "stripes".

Pom Pom created from remaining yarns and attached to crown of Preemie hat.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Hand Stitching On New Clergy Stole

 Adding some hand embroidery to  a new Clergy Stole.
This is Side 1 - for Weddings, Baptisms etc.
Side 2 will be green for Ordinary Times.
UPDATE - THIS CLERGY STOLE IS
COMPLETED AND FOR SALE 
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