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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

his nose...

I'm not great at post titles...each time I begin a new post that's the first thing I have to tackle.  Some times it's quite easy...others require me to be creative with words. 

Drawing, stitching, playing with color, this I can do, words can throw me a curve.  Which my mind just stitched in herringbone [the curve, would be cool in herringbone].  See!  

This post is about, the nose, the mustache, the hair, the eyebrows, his lacy face, the cute little squares of felt on his hat. Progress being made so I can effectively write the guide with real photos of the stitching completed.  That's how this one works best.  

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His nose...beautifully shaded beneath the padded felt I couched to the surface.  I had many stitches in mind for the nose but none were going to bring it forward enough.  I've been wanting to play with felt on canvas and voila!  I cut two circles, one smaller to fit underneath for padding.  Next, I'm going to blush it with 'blush'! This will be accomplished by cutting a hole the size of his nose in a piece of paper.  Then I can apply the blush to make his nose a bit more dimensional with no fear of hurting his lacy face.

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For the little squares marching across his hat, I used more felt. Turned out rather fun, even if I did poke my finger a few times using a 'sharp' needle.

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Tired of stitching...this one plays with her colored pencils and ideas for another canvas.  This is just a portion of a larger design soon to come to life as a Kimberly design!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Life, is what I'm up to...

I realized today that it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. A twinge of guilt tried to take hold, unsuccessfully.  I've been having a blast, so the blog was over looked for a little bit.  No guilt as I was spending time with family and wow, is that nice! 

My daughter came home from Germany to visit for a bit.  She's expecting my very first grandchild!  Yay!! to us.  She looks amazing, has that glow business down pat.  

We spent a couple of days working on a one of kind Elephant Mobile for the babies room.  Three generations with a fourth maybe listening to the happy sounds of creativity going on.  

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Glowing darling daughter.
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Busy creative minds.
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Beginnings.
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Finished one of a kind mobile,
designed by Whitney Hussey©2014
Stitched lovingly by
Gramme Em, Mom [moi], & Whitney!
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Up close with a bit of Christmas tree sparkle to add to the magic.
In the evenings...I've been stitching on 'Santa Up Close', guide coming right along.  Today, I wrapped up the 'Camel Flowers' guide!  Happily busy as the sun brightly shines into my little work space.  Yes to those who know me...I'm in the purple chair.  Chance at my side.  

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'Santa Up Close'
a Kimberly design©
Chance, silent support.
My constant companion,
Sir Chancelot.