Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Here are some of the beads I made for the course I'm taking from The Thread Studio. The dark ones with the green are fabric with glitter glue added. The glue has dried completely and isn't tacky to the touch, so it works. I like glitter glue. The thin bluish ones are painted Tyvek. Some of the wire ones have yarn wound with the wire. They are fun to make and would be good on a journal.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sue's Class, gift

Two more samples of techniques I did testing Sue's class Remember the first offering of the class starts soon.
Here is the Nature Inspired quiltie I received from Pat of Unlimited Textiles. It is so yummy in person.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bead Journal Project

April and almost a complete year of beading a postcard a month. This is done with rattail couched down with metallic thread then beads along it. Shisha again-one of my favorite techniques.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Take It Further

This is the small piece I made for April for the Take If Further Challenge organized by Sharonb I don't care for browns, so it's quilted in a variegated blue.

Thanks to everyone who comments. I really enjoy hearing from everyone and try to get back to them, if I can find a way.

Monday, April 21, 2008


This month's theme for the quiltie exchange is Nature Inspired. I used the thread lace background on dyed fabric with silk leaves hand stitched using metallic thread. The flower is crocheted and attached with beads.

Friday, April 18, 2008


I meet with a friend yesterday for shopping and lunch-so much fun. The book is all photos about Ema Nobuko who does marvelous things with the embellisher-good eye candy.
I want to try the new crimped Angelina fibers.
And, finally, batiks-I love them-and a silk hankie. We were at Fabric Depot- the store with 1 1/2 acres of things! and a machine dealership where she teaches. I wish we lived closer together. We were so busy talking and showing each other what we are doing that the time passed too quickly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I was having one of those days where I just couldn't get going, so I made tags. The dimensional shapes are either glue blobs or air dry clay. Both are fun to work with and take acrylic paint just fine. Both were highlighted with rub on color like Treasure Gold.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Class Projects, Calendar Girls

This is the second purse for the class with Janet Clark from on Embellisher use.
Here is the April postcard for the Calendar Girls group-see sidebar for a link to the blog.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Here are a few more things I've been doing while testing Sueb's new class
It's going to be a super class, and registration is open now. Don't miss it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I finally did something with a needlepoint that had been sitting around here forever. It is lightly quilted and bordered in wool fabric strips.

Monday, April 7, 2008

TIF Challenge

Before a Nancy Crow workshop, we were to come up with some motifs to work with. I've gone back to one of them for this month's TIF organized by Sharonb

Since the colors are not mine, I think I will do a 4 patch. Here are some possibilities. Now to choose. Any opinions?
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4 5
6 7I must explore this block some more. It seems to have lots of scope. And, finally, the latest addition to the family. They are a week old now.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Gift, Class

Here is the Calendar Girl postcard I received from Val

Isn't it cool? I finally finished the purse for Lesson 2 of the class in Embellishing from Janet Clark She has some wonderful ideas for using this machine that was just sitting at my house.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

TIF Challenge, Workshop

It's April, so there is a new challenge. Again I'm going with the color scheme and picked these fabrics. These are really ones I wouldn't pick, so this will"take it further". The link to Sharonb is
This is another design from the workshop in March. We were to use color to portray a season. This is Spring.