Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dyed Motif

I got out my dyes and for the first time tried to dye a motif. I even mixed a brown color and used that to tone down the colors. I think it came out pretty good. I've started to bead the leaves and put some DMC gold fil in the flower. It's kind of hard to see, but does add a little sparkle. Maybe this afternoon I'll be able to do some more on the ribbon spray.
I was disappointed that the dye ran into the yellow in the center. Maybe I'll have to find some resist to keep it from doing that.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Chance to Stitch

I've finally had a chance to do some thinking about my encrusted block. I've got all the Christmas packaged done and mailed, so now i can think about something else.
I'd remembered I have this piece of lace from my living room windows and thought I could cut it apart and use the motif. So here it is. It's kind of large and haven't decided if I will use it or not.
The little pieces at the top right are from the same piece of lace.
I hope there are still some people interested in reading my blog, since I've been away so long. At any rate I want to tell you about Sharon B's "Take a stitch Tuesdays Challenge" It will start on January 2 and run for the whole year. Sharon will be showing us new stitches each week and we can work with them and try different versions and threads to see how they look. It's a do at your own pace project and you and join at any time. I will be posting more as the year goes by and hopefully encourage some of you to join us.
You can findthe challenge at Pop over and take a look at Sharon's site if you haven't already. She give such wonderful information and instructions. June

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Just a note

Haven't had much time for stitching or anything else. I really need to get things going for Christmas. I've been trying to post a picture of an idea I have for my encrusted block, but haven't even had time for that.
I've joined Susan's group :Stash for Pounds" It's a group of very nice ladies that do stitching and want to loose weight. Don't I need that. Everyone is so encouraging and helpful. Maybe I can loose some of this weight, Have to get up and start moving.
Trying very hard to not eat when I get frustrated. Today is not a good day. I will try to post a picture tomorrow. June