Friday, July 25, 2014


This needle felted landscape is 8 by 10" and has been sitting around for quite a while. I decided to add stitching to the sky and like it much better. Maybe now I will finish it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I had a damask linen piece that had probably been a tablecloth. Sometime in the past, I spray dyed it. Circles seemed to go with it, so I applied Ultrasuede ones on it thinking that the edges wouldn't fray and nothing would need to be done to them. Wrong. To punch up the design, I hand stitched around them. Leather needles are the way to go with Ultrasuede. The stitching on the linen was much easier.

The detail shows the echo quilting. That seems to be my method for art quilts right now. It's about 40" by 28".

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bead Journal Project

Sorry about the shadow, but this was the best color photo I could get. The latest button for the Bead Journal Project is 1 3/4" across and started with the cabochon in the center.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Here's the latest Charity quilt that will go to the nursing home near us. It's one of the Joe Cummingham designs from his Craftsy class.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


This is the result of the last exercise in the Stamp Carving class at   By carving away different parts of the design, you can use them in several combination. My registration is challenged, but I like the hand done look.

Monday, July 14, 2014


A friend and I decided to check out a new Wearable Art Gallery in Longview-a small town in Washington. It's one I'll return to. This pendant had been part of a necklace, but the customer just wanted the necklace not the pendant-silly lady-so I got a real bargain on the pendant. It just spoke to me.

Friday, July 11, 2014


A friend is moving to a new, smaller house and gave me lots of her roving. As a Thank you, I made this needlecase. I figure a useful item is a better idea.

It is needlefelted by machine and hand stitched with #3 Perle Cotton. I do love to stitch on felt.

The lining is a batik and fused in place then edge stitched by machine. The pages are flannel cut with a pinking blade in the rotary cutter. Closed it's 5" by 7". I hope she likes it.