Sunday, January 30, 2011

I really didn't fall off the face of the earth!!!
I received a comment this morning from a wonderful blog friend, Karen. Karen has a wonderful blog about Embroidery. It is a beautiful and inspirational place to visit. Now back to her comment. She wondered if things were OK. I spend much of my time online wondering if anyone pays any attention to what I am doing. Now I know I have one faithful follower. If I know someone is visiting it is enough to keep me going. So, Karen I want to thank you for caring... :-)
I have been practicing my machine quilting and making portholes. Here is a small wall hanging which I used both processes. I love the way the shot cotton looks with the stitching. It was fun to do too. I was inspired to practice my machine quilting after reading an article by Teri Lucas in the newest Quilting Arts Magazine (February-March). One of her suggestions was to practice Doodling with pen or pencil. So I have been doing that and much to my surprise it has helped me immensely! I now have a sketch book I hope to doodle in every day.

So If I am not here reading or writing my blog I will be doodling with pencil or machine.

Thanks again to Karen for bring me back...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Journal Square #3

Here it is. Finally I completed my third journal square. Our one rule for our square this last month was use any embellishment we chose. I have a role of these hooks and eyes a friend gave me and I have been trying to figure out how to use them. Well I tried this...
This project took a bit more planning than I thought it would. I tried several different approaches and this was the most successful. I do like the way it turned out. It is not perfect but it does have some good points. The purpose of making these squares is to learn and I feel I learned quite a bit. At times I learned more than I intended but it was a good learning process. Oh, the tape the hooks and eyes were attached to was very white so I tea dyed. Now it is not so harsh with the shot cottons.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Etsy Shop

I have to apologize for my absence but I have been busy, I now have an Etsy Shop... I have not figured out how to put the shop on my side bar yet. If any of you have any advice on that one I would appreciate any assistance or advice you can give me.
While my lovely daughter was home for Christmas she got me motivated and helped me build a light box, she photographed my work and did the initial set up of the shop. I am so happy she got me going. I don't know if I would have done it on my own. I needed the push and a lot of assistance.
Those of you who have had an Etsy Shop and have any advice or suggestions I would love to hear from you.

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the New Year...