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Friday, September 26, 2014

stitch by stitch...

In between playing with my grandbaby, 
a little stitching on Blossom.
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Sometimes a groan comes from my stitching spot. I'm loving the play of the Memory Wire. Love the beaded background of the light green area. Don't ask me what I'm going to do with the big dots yet.  Underneath the coil is a smooth spiderweb that didn't turn out the way my minds eye saw it. The coil is fun but will lose its fun'ness' when I attach it with couching.
I'm also obsessing over the red dots. I've lost track of how much ribbon I've wasted. Right now they are worked in Montano Ribbon Knots. Basically everything I've ever taught anyone about making a French Knot, FORGET.
Many loose wraps,
do not hold the end of the thread taut...
DO NOT pull firmly.
They are to be fluffy, loopy knots. 
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Beginnings.
This tiny dancer will be a companion piece
to my 'Emma's Pillow' design.
This is what I do when stitching frustrates me,
grab my pencils!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

sensing a trend here...

bubbles...I seem to really like bubbles! 
I use to always have a bottle of bubbles around, 
even had a bubble machine at one point or another. 
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Dream Glimpse©
from this....
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Too this...
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TaDa! To this....
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...goes with this, of course :-)
'Dream Fragment'
©2014
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'Flying Jewels'©
I seem to like pretty winged bugs too...
along with bubbles!
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'Tree of Life'©2013
Because everyone needs one!
This tree has cute little birds and decorative bubbles!

Life and it's busy'ness' will see where this one leads me.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

thinking...


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Provence Purse
Just the beginnings, always enjoy having a 
basketweave piece going.
You saw this previously as a computer generated piece in the colors of it's Biscornu parentage. My head was in an orangey coral aqua green place the day it was painted...and I'm loving it.

The problem is, you think you have enough time.

I'm not sure right now who's quote this is, but it rings in my monkey mind almost daily!  

Often, when I crash into bed at night, I start to create this mental list of what I want to accomplish when a block of time opens up for me. Just as often upon waking, my morning is full of chores, dog to feed and walk, laundry, oh cripes, I need food, picking up, slicking up of my space and before I know it, NOON and I've accomplished nada thing on my list.

At noon, when I'm home ... and the sun is shining ... I want my 20 minutes of vitamin D outside. Back home, now I'm starving, and the day is creeping by. Often I find I'm not sitting down at the paint table until late afternoon and then working late into the evening until my eyes give out with the lack of natural light coming in my window.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, maybe wishing I was a morning person, but I've tried that many times. Why set myself up for failure, mornings don't work for me. I'm not grumpy, I just don't move that fast, not in an I'm super old creaky sense. More like, she's really not awake, it just appears that way because she's vertical. 
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My furbaby Chance
... maybe she won't see me back here.
So last week I sat myself down to make a 'monthly' goal list of 'todo's. Day one found me working on something that was totally not on the list anywhere. But, oh happy day, I finished it! So I added it and then happily scratched it out!
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'Mondays Belt'
Ready to ship off to the finisher, yay!
I also finished one other lingering project, a super adorable knitted cardi and cap for our 'Little Miss' Emma. She nor her Mommy have seen it yet ... so no pictures. I don't knit much anymore but thoroughly enjoyed working up a sparkly little bit for the cutest grandbaby girl ever. 

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Love this picture of her, my current favorite.
She's totally focused on her new found toys,
fingers and toes are the best!