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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Let The Sun Shine

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Inspired by a piece of art given to me,
I'm creating a simple cheerful scene.
that begins with some bright sunshine.
2 strands yellow DMC Long & Short Straight Stitch Applique 
a sun as part of the background.
April Art Daily begins in a few days.  
Whatever your artistic medium, please consider joining me
and please spread the word.
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Alabama Chanin Style Swirl Skirt

I have admired the Alabama Chanin  technique & designs and hand work for a long time.
I've read books, looked at photos on Pinterest 
and admired friend's projects using  Natalie Chanin's  methods.
I chose to try it out for myself and up-cycle this grey t-shirt skirt.
First I painted white circles on the hemline using fabric paint and a stamp.
Then I backed the hemline with an up-cycled darker gray t-shirt.
Next, I hand Big Stitched outside the swirl using a white Pearle Cotton.
Finally, I cut out the top layer of the swirl revealing the darker gray.
I am pleased with my skirt and am pondering my next project.
Have you tried this technique?  Photos please.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Shining Stars" - Collaboration With Mom

My mom came for a 2 week visit and we collaborated
on this wall hanging for my sister. 
Mom chose the blue batik fabrics and placement of the stars.
 It's machine quilted and a fun reminder of Mom's visit.
Linked to Thursday Favorite Things, Crazy Mom Quilts, Off The Wall Friday 
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Sentinel" - $175

"Sentinel" is being delivered today in preparation for an Asheville
 Gallery show for the months of April & May. 
"Sentinel" began on January 1, 2017 as I participated 
in the #ayearinstitches Challenge (hand embroidery stitching each day)
along with others around the globe. 
All hand embroidered in various purple thread on a 
hand dyed yellow and purple fabric.
A snap is part of Sentinel's eye as it keeps careful watch.
Machine quilted in white thread. Designs of pebbles, swirls, spiral circles 
and spiral squares. 
Machine signed by artist.
"Sentinel" 20 inches X 18 inches
$175
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Day 74 #ayearinstitches

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I'm enjoying re-purposing a few
yellow batik quilting sample pieces like this one where I also
added hand painted aqua leaves.
I will be offering these for sale since they make
thoughtful Mother's Day gifts. 
Day 74 #ayearinstitches 
2 strands purple & yellow DMC Lazy Daisy Stitch 
applique purple batik flower with Straight Stitch center.
 2 strands green DMC applique green batik stem.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Collaboration Wallflower Creation | The Button Florist

I have admired the art of 
The Button Florist - Celia Barbieri for quite some time now.
Naturally, I contacted Celia when I wanted to create some button flowers from some of my many
buttons and use this plaque from my daughter with my husband's favorite verse inscribed into it,
along with some of the buttons from his old work shirts 
to create a Wallflower.
Thankfully, Celia's offered her expertise & a few ceramic buttons to my limited skill
and our collaboration creation was born.  I am very happy with it.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scrap Vortex Fun

Awhile back, I participated in a Scrap Vortex Quilt A Long  -
Here's a new bit of piecing using that technique.
Not sure of it's final destination yet. 
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Update- Bird Cage Art Collage - $125

Completed this piece by machine quilting
on the background, adding silver metal buttons & binding. 
 It's mounted on a 11 inch X 14 inch black wooden cradle.
Ready to hang.  It's available for sale here. $125
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Bird Cage Art Collage | A Year In Stitches | April Art Daily

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yielded the center section of this composition where 
2 aqua birds were stenciled with embroidered eye
 surrounded by a hand embroidered bird cage. 
Now it's a part of a Bird Art Collage where I added more embroidery 
as part of the A Year In Stitches Challenge. 
Day 61 #ayearinstitches 
2 strands teal DMC Back Stitch around the 2 birds in a cage
 & also Lazy Daisy Stitch outline. 
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Knitted Preemie Hat - Free Pattern & Tutorial

During these cold days, I find knitting a tiny Preemie Hat 
for the local Neo Natal Unit quite satisfying.
I use up bits of yarn and pray for the little one who will receive it 
along with their family.  
Here's my
I'd enjoy seeing a photo one one you knit too.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reversible Modern Clergy Stole Commission - SOLD


I enjoy working with a client to get 
just the perfect Clergy Stole for their needs. 
Often it is for a gift and each stole is unique.
This Reversible Modern Clergy Stole 
is 5 inches longer on each side as the client requested.
The Ordinary Times side is pieced in various green batik fabrics while
the Wedding/ Baptism side is pieced in various white batik fabrics -
both in an improvisational style. Machine quilted.
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