Monday, September 29, 2014


One time I demonstrated how I put a Cabochon on fabric. I decided that the sample needed to be put into a piece, so I've been stitching and beading it. It's 6" square and now needs to become part of a wall hanging or maybe a purse. When the time is right, it will tell me.

Friday, September 26, 2014


The next felt needlecase. The backgrounds are soft, as my friend who sent them likes soft colors. It was a good exercise to work in colors that are not my normal ones.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bead Journal Project

This month I almost forgot to post the Bead Journal Project Button. The time goes so quickly.
I decided to use a flower I had beaded as the center of the button covered in fabric. I' not sure I like it, but it's a new direction to explore rather than my usual cabochon.

Monday, September 22, 2014


I took a class at from Christen Brown on using felt, soutache, and beads with bunches of sequins thrown in. This is the result.  The left border was cut off by the scanner but has the same trim as the rest. It's 8" square and was fun to do.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Felt Applique

Sorry that the photo is a bit faded, but I'm much better at almost anything other than taking photos.  These needlecases are a fun project and east to pick up to work on anywhere, anytime.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


This is the latest Yukata piece. It's 14" by 14".  There's a lot of hand stitching on it and beaded centers to the flowers.

I do seem to be making a lot of these. It feels good to use these special fabrics instead of just storing them in a drawer.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Our local bead shop owner is retiring, so I made another purchase. I can understand her being tired after 15 years, but I hate to see her go.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wool applique

Here's the second needlecase done in wool with embroidery. I had overpainted the rickrack to make it more interesting.  The flower center just needed the button.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


This is on my design wall. The quilt group says it's done. An art quilt friend also said it was done. Maybe that's why I couldn't figure out what to do next. What do you think?

Monday, September 8, 2014


This is a gift from a friend and on it's side. The computer won't let me change it unless I cancel out of this area. She lives in California; me in Washington but we talk on the phone every week, hence the phone. It says: "A Friend is someone who knows you well and likes you anyway." Perfect!

It hangs in the widow above my machine, so I can see it daily.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wool Applique

I love to hand stitch on wool and decided to make needlecases for gifts. A friend sent me some wool samples which became the backgrounds. The case is 5" by 6" and has flannel pages for the needles. It was fun to try different stitches.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


The last of the circles seen through the cutout pages. Now I need to try something else.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Machine Knitting

Here's the second Charity afghan I knitted on my bulky machine using 2 yarns together. It finished up the cone of the lighter pink. Next I think a blue.