Friday, June 28, 2013

Video   #033 is the video with Maggie Grey. I think Bonnie just did the one, so this should be the transfer one.

Transfers  Here is the link where I found a video Bonnie McCaffery did with Maggie Grey where she showed how to do transfers from an inkjet copy to fabric using fusible web. Bonnie has over 80 videos that are worth watching. She does a great interview.
The first two sets are photos I took in Germany.  The above door is done on beige muslin using Steam-a-seam 2.

These are on white cotton using Heat'n Bond.

The flower was in our front bed. It is done on white cotton using Lite Steam-a-seam. The right side didn't transfer very well-maybe not enough heat from the iron. It is of the stone border.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I've been doing some crocheting for a friend. Look at what she sent me as a Thank you! It's all Perle cotton in sizes 8 or 12.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Here's the latest felt piece. It's done on the needle embellisher then embroidered with painted threads, Perle cotton, and embroidery floss. I find it relaxing to do.

Friday, June 21, 2013


 In S. California I did marbling with another woman, and we sold the clothes I made. There were always scraps of rayon and silk left as well as some of the unknown fiber pieces I'd drop on the 2 meter bath we used.

Finally, I managed to do a quilt top from some of the pieces. The pale green is hand dyed cotton; the blue commercial fabric.
We did non-traditional patterns, had lots of fun and learned a lot about color. Everything needed that shot of lime to perk it up.

It was hard work but a great experience.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Some more of my crochet motifs that I painted with Dynaflow  I like how that paint/dye works. These have been heat set and washed.

Monday, June 17, 2013


When we met at a friend's house, she let us each pick a piece of glass she'd gotten on vacation. I picked this green and gold heart. When I went through my jewelry, I found the three strand beaded necklace I'd made several years ago-perfect.

Friday, June 14, 2013


I've been doing some crochet bookworms for a friend. These are done in Perle Cotton number 8 with a size 5 hook. In pattern books they are called corkscrews. She uses them in her Art Clothing. It's a good night time project requiring no thought. Two are white, 4 Ecru.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Here's the latest quilt top I made. The rust is a commercial solid cotton. The rest are batiks-do love batiks. I designed the block with 4 rotating to make the larger block. Each small block is 5".

Monday, June 10, 2013


Isn't this a lovely poppy? We planted in the front flower bed last year, but it didn't do much until this year and is filled with blooms. Each is about 6" acrossed(15cm).

Thanks to everyone who commented on my beading. I do love to do it even though some projects can be a bit challenging.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bead Journal Project

Here is June's Bead Journal Project quilt.  The button in the center is another from Sue.  They have been so much fun to work into pieces. It is stitched to a piece of Ultrasuede before being put on the batik background. The beading is to echo the shapes of each.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I finally finished it!!!!!!!!!   This is a project I worked on off and on for several years I think. It would get put aside for other things and be forgotten. First, I beaded around 5 white and gray cabochons. Then I cut them out and tried to find a way to join them together. Finally, I just put them on felted wool cutting out the wool to match the outline of the piece.
The cord is the spiral beading that is flexible but strong enough to support the centerpiece.

More and more people in my group are starting to have problems putting on necklaces that join in the back, so here is an alternative. The snap is on the main piece and the end of the right side of the cord-most people seem to be right handed. I'm pleased with it and mostly glad it's done.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Another cowl knitted with the Brioche stitch. It's a fun one to do, so it keeps you entertained. A great project for what little TV we watch/I listen TV and would fall asleep, if my hands weren't busy.